All the flats and Maisonettes in block 21 have private south facing balconies / terraces. In addition within the Atrium there is a 3 storey dual north and south aspect winter Garden on the 7th floor with views across London to the Olympic Park.
Within the vicinity of the Atrium which flanks the norther end of a large development that has been ongoing since 2008 there are new tree lined streets, play areas, public art and 0.05 hectare of high quality open space. In addition a new two-form entry school was built centrally to the scheme with open space around school square and provision community rooms for use by the neighbourhood within the school.

Planning History

Full planning approval for the scheme was granted in August 2008, this was for the development of a new Keir Hardie Primary School, 649 residential dwellings, car parking and landscaping.

The development of this permission followed extensive community consultation, in the form of exhibitions in 2006 where more than 120 people attended. In 2007, where community stakeholder groups were set up, and in 2008 where a public drop in event was held.

Following the original approval, the design was refined through a series of further applications to discharge conditions and for minor amendments. Perhaps the most significant of these was made in 2014 which was to incorporate essential changes to the design of the landmark Atrium Building, including a significant changes to the design of the glazed atrium itself.

Project Team

Architect: Shepheard Epstein Hunter (SEH)
Developer: Countryside Properties
Planning Authority: London Borough Newham

Development Data

Site size (ha): 0.47
Estimated date of completion: 01/01/1970
Schedule of accommodation: 23 x 1 bed apartments, 118 x 2 bed apartments, 12 x 2 bed maisonettes (of which from the total of 153 homes, 48 x 2 bed wheelchair adaptable apartments)
Tenure mix: 60% Private, 28% Shared Ownership, 12% Affordable Rental
Size of typical home: 65m2
Parking spaces: 38

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