Shared ownership, high-density, inner city self-build in Islington for former short life tenants.

One site was developed with 2 and 3 storey town houses and a second site on a disused drying area was developed with 3 single storey courtyard houses.

Use of innovative dry stack concrete blocks for party walls which are straightforward for unskilled labour to build.

Jon was a Director at Architype for these projects. 


Young, single, homeless, unemployed self-builders

A group of terraced studio homes with a sleeping gallery promoted by a charitable foundation.

Project ran in parallel with a training programme leading to qualifications in construction and a programme of personal development to equip participants for life.

Self-build on a peripheral estate in Birmingham

Self-build homes promoted and funded by the city council with a rolling fund.