In December 2017, JTP's groundbreaking project St Clement's was named number 1 in The Guardian's Top 10 Architecture & Design Events of 2017, selected by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright.
1. St Clement’s, East London Community Land Trust
A decade in the making, London’s first community land trust (CLT) housing project opened this year, as part of a redevelopment of a former Victorian workhouse in Mile End.
The simple brick apartment blocks might not be architecturally groundbreaking, but the model of tenure certainly is: the house prices will be linked to local income in perpetuity, taking the homes out of the speculative property market and making them affordable to local people forever.
It’s a radical model that is fast gaining steam: there are now 225 CLT groups across the country with 4,500 homes in the pipeline.