The scheme which consists of 8 separate buildings and 19 townhouses, ranging in height from 3 storey to 30 storeys. The development has a mixed tenure including social, affordable, shared ownership and private units.
The construction includes both traditional build (concrete frame with lightweight infill and brick facing) and prefabricated construction (precast concrete sandwich panels, comprising insulated cores, brick facing and pre-glazed window systems). The buildings are designed to reflect the historic context of the site and are finished to a high quality.
Brick is integral to the design with buildings paying homage to the former brick industrial buildings with modern warehouse approach. The ensemble of tall medium and small buildings echo the industrial landscape characteristic of east London.
Five blocks and the townhouses were traditionally built. In total seven different brick types, including signature glazed bricks, were used with weather struck mortar in black, coloured and natural finishes – requiring high levels of craftsmanship and consistency. The project was logistically challenging and at it’s peak had 71 operatives working on multiple blocks and multiple floors on the same blocks.