Open House Festival

Walmer Yard

housing, online

Fenella Collingridge, Peter Salter, 2018

233 - 239 Walmer Road, W11 4EY

Forming a discreet and private set of four interlocking houses set around an open courtyard, Walmer Yard is Peter Salter's only UK project. The houses now form the home of the Baylight Foundation.

Getting there


Holland Park, Latimer Road, Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill Gate


295, 316, 228, 23, 52, 452

Additional travel info

Bicycles can be parked on site



Accessibility notes

We are only opening House 2 as the other three properties are all rented to private individuals.


The Design

Walmer Yard forms a discreet and private set of four interlocking houses totalling more than 800m2, set around an open courtyard.

This building, designed and crafted by Peter Salter together with Fenella Collingridge, and developed by Crispin Kelly, is the reflection of a long education and the product of a decade of learning, thought and inspiration.

From the play of light, shadow and colour, to the intense celebration of materials and constantly fresh sequences of spaces, these houses celebrate what architecture can deliver at the domestic scale.

The houses now form the home of the Baylight Foundation, a charitable organisation with the aim of increasing the public understanding of what architecture can do, rooted in the experience of Walmer Yard.

Project credits

Principal Designer: Peter Salter
Associate Designer: Fenella Collingridge
Developer: Crispin Kelly
Project Manager: Sebastian Kelly
Main Contractor: Daren Bye
Site Manager: David Tofts
Keeper: Laura Mark

Peter Salter

Peter Salter is a British teacher and designer.

In the 1980s and 1990s Salter established his reputation whilst teaching at the Architectural Association. He went on to become the Head of the School of Architecture at the University of East London and has been the Professor of Architectural Design at the Welsh School of Architecture since 2006.

In 2004, he won the Royal Institute of British Architects Annie Spink Award for his outstanding contribution to architectural education. This prize was awarded jointly with Wolf Prix, and confirmed his international standing.

His students are amongst the foremost architects now practicing all over the world from Iceland to Germany.

The four houses at Walmer Yard in London represent his first built residential project in the UK.

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