Tibby's Triangle

When Adnams relocated its brewery distribution depot away from the centre of Southwold, it freed up a significant triangular site for redevelopment. Ash Sakula won the invited competition and was appointed architect for a two-part project to create a shop and cafe for the brewery, followed by a development of mixed-tenure housing. 

We immersed ourselves in the specific close-grained texture of this unspoilt seaside town: alleys and ginnels, little gardens packed with plants, unexpected views, interesting corners and peculiar juxtapositions of different scales. We opened up this once-impermeable industrial site and gave it back to the town; striking it through with small-scale passages, little green spaces and streets of attractive new homes.

2012 Housing Design Awards, Completed Award

2011 What House? Gold Award for Best Brownfield Development

2008 Housing Design Awards, Project Award

Role: Full architectural service from inception to completion

Client: Adnams/Hopkins Homes

Site: 0.39 hectares

Completed: 2012