Studio BAD are working in collaboration the Society of St James, Hampshire’s leading homeless charity, on their second project together. Having previously worked on the successful October Books project the new scheme at Rose Road is the design of a new homeless housing shelter for Southampton city center. Studio BAD strongly believe that architecture can be a vehicle for positive social improvement.

As a way to increase their capacity to assist the homeless and vulnerable with sheltered accommodation, The Society of St James have looked to redevelop the garden plots of two, adjacent properties already in their portfolio. Located on Rose Road, just north of the city center, the two houses benefit from long, generous plots which are ideal to develop and maximise the potential of the land.

The project will deliver five independent bedroom units, with a shared kitchen and living space. The design for the project uses simple, contemporary architecture, built with materials and construction methods which ensure the new facilities can be achieved with a high quality of build quality but within a tight budget, with good design which we believe can have a beneficial impact on the recovery process.

Practice : Studio: B.A.D Architects

Time Scale: September 2020 – Ongoing

Budget: Undisclosed

Location: Berkshire

Client: Society of St James