Between 1984-1988, Barraclough started various self build schemes to meet the needs of local tenants for affordable family housing. After a successful leafleting campaign of east end London council estates,

he organised local people into three self build groups, managing to secure a substantial plot of riverfront land form the council. Over 2 years, the self builders built 89 houses (designed by Stout and Litchfield) on Machonochies Wharf next to the Great Eastern Slipway. The designs were customised so that each family briefed the architects and in essence designed their own homes. The houses were built for 50 % of developers’ costs. The project received the Community Enterprise Award for Housing for 1988.


Self Build Schemes