The development is of a distinctive character with two attractive and useable communal courtyards, private terraces for ground floor units and a streetscape that integrates into its surroundings. The landscape proposals have been developed in tandem with the building design, so that the spaces specifically respond to its massing and the light and shade created by its form. Shared amenity spaces have been designed for the use of young families with the provision of informal toddler play areas.

Planning History

The site had been identified as part of the NHS land disposal scheme having been derelict for 15 years. Change of Use from hospital to residential was approved prior to HCA acquiring site and the successful bid from Family Mosaic and Rydon for the site. Following the selection of Family Mosaic and Rydon Construction, a consultation process began with London Borough of Tower Hamlets in January 2012. Four pre-application meetings were held alongside design workshops with the Urban Design Team. Three pre-application meetings were held with the Planning Team of the Greater London Authority with the application submitted in February 2013 and approved in August 2013.

Project Team

Architect: HTA Design LLP
Developer: Rydon
Planning Authority: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Development Data

Site size (ha):0.631
Date of completion:11/06/2016
Schedule of accommodation:1 bed flats x 38, 2 bed flats x 74, 3 bed flats x 26, 3 bed maisonettes x 26, 4 bed flats x 4
Tenure mix:57% private, 43% housing association
Size of typical home:73
Parking spaces:30

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