Our Client is looking to focus investment into a single site to provide much needed new homes and retail facilities to the community. The proposal provides the opportunity to regenerate the site with a mixed-use scheme comprising 54 residential units and 1,400m2 of commercial/retail space. The architectural character of the area varies from Victorian terraces to post WWII style housing presumably infilling former bomb sites. The scale of buildings also varies from two/three storey terraces to ten storey residential towers as described in the next section.
The existing buildings on site are not listed and the site does not sit within a Conservation Area. The site is however abutting a Grade II listed building and is in the proximity of the Stoke Newington Conservation Area. Brick is the dominant building material used in the immediate area, especially amongst low rise buildings. The taller residential towers are a mixture of concrete frame with exposed brick infill or block infill with render finish.
The scheme incorporates a series of landscaped terraces which provide vital amenity space for the end users. The development responds to its context by retaining the existing building line and scale of the street scene, placing taller elements to the rear of the site. The materials chosen complement and enhance surrounding buildings.