Introducing our new Rye Lane architects: Feix & Merlin and Dowen Farmer

We are delighted that local architects Feix & Merlin and Dowen Farmer have joined our design team.

They will be working alongside Jas Bhalla Architects to develop an exciting new vision for the future of this part of Rye Lane that draws on their deep understanding of the local area and feedback from the community.

Feix&Merlin are an LGBTQ+ led design practice, based in the Bussey Building. They believe that all projects of any size have the power to make a difference and deliver lasting value. They are interested in people’s lives and experiences and how, together, they can make them better.

“We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this project, and in such great company too. This is going to be a very collaborative approach to design that will, I think, create a diverse direction for this crucial site in Peckham.

On a personal note, I just wanted to say I am especially proud to be a part of this project. I have lived and worked in the area for over 20 years and as a local resident and business owner, it is particularly meaningful for me to play a part in the future of Rye Lane.”

Tarek Merlin – Director, Feix&Merlin Architects

Dowen Farmer are based in Peckham Levels. They believe in exciting, finely crafted and pragmatic architecture. The practice was established in 2017 and has built a reputation for creating innovative housing schemes.

“Having lived and worked in the area for the last 15 years, we have a deep-rooted connection with the area, not to mention our office space in Peckham Levels overlooks the site! 

The collaborative attitude the team are taking to the design process is refreshing and we are excited to see the positive results that will undoubtedly come from such an inclusive approach.” 

Tom Farmer – Co-founder, Dowen Farmer Architects

We will be sharing updates in the New Year on the work that Jas Bhalla, Feix & Merlin and Dowen Farmer are doing – in the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful festive break.

Get involved 
You’re welcome to stop by the Consultation Hub during the regular opening hours on Tuesdays (1pm-5pm) and Fridays (9am-1pm). The Hub will be closed over Christmas but will reopen in January.

Alternatively, please do get in touch via the details below if you have any questions/comments.

📞 0800 368 7363