The concept of key worker housing provision has evolved in response to the recognition that many people who are vital to the smooth running of the community - such as police, nurses and teachers - cannot afford to purchase housing in the areas where they are needed.

The Greater London Authority has a greater challenge to provide adequate amounts of affordable housing than any other metropolitan authority in Britain. It is intent on reducing the commuting requirements enforced upon key workers by the need to live in cheaper areas - often considerable distances from where they work.

With its proximity to the City, Central London hospitals and higher educational institutions, Wool House is ideally located to meet these needs.

Key worker units will be self-contained and split over two levels, providing a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room. The careful retention of the building's character will ensure that these units feel unusually spacious.