The London Hostels Association is a Registered Charity with a remit to provide accommodation at reasonable cost for working people and students. LHA has purchased Torquay House, a shared, island site adjacent to the elevated section of the Westway, within the Borough of the City of Westminster. Artelia provided cost and project management services for this 12 storey scheme to provide 166 self-contained micro-flats. An added complexity was the need to purchase sections of land from neighbouring owners requiring detailed negotiations. All involved in the project were committed to achieving a high quality design within tight cost parameters that will mirror the success of LHA’s previous award winning scheme, Friendship House.