This allotment is located on an easterly sloping site within a predominantly residential area. There are no facilities on the site which suffers from winter flash floods and summer drought. They are the largest, most popular and active allotment site in south London with members running a health promoting grow, cook and eat programme with a nearby Primary school, and in the summer months a weekly 'farmers market' at their street entrance.
The competition winning design sited a building at the main entrance to provide facilities for current and future activities. It is similar to a greenhouse. The shell is a simple economic linear and light translucent envelope enclosing kitchen, WC, meeting spaces, store, office shop and cold frame. Enclosures are formed only to areas requiring containment for security or thermal comfort. The scheme explores various environmental and construction systems and technologies. Drainage at the foot of the slope is run into a cistern from which water is pumped back up the slope to a series of standpipes across the allotments. Because this is a relatively high, exposed and prominent site it was deemed suitable for a demonstration urban wind farm with power generated running both the new building and the irrigation system, with surplus being sold to fund the buildings future programmes and running costs.