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Chancery Court

Background and Brief

Quay 2c obtained Planning permission for this classic brownfield site in Manor Park in 2004. It had previously been a disused vehicle repair garage. The site had limited access, as its southern boundary backs onto a school. The private developer client wanted to build flats to rent out as key worker housing provision.

Scheme

We arranged the building around a central staircase with a mixture of one and two bedroomed flats to the ground and first floors. The Second floor has four maisonettes with a set back angled roof above giving a second bedroom to the top floor. The building is constructed using solid pre-fabricated timber panels with a seedum roof. The floating roof is in zinc using a standing seam system while the walls are rendered. Sir John Heron was the local land owner, chancellor to Henry 8th and gives his name to the adjacent school. Following on from this, the building is thus named Chancery Court.  The costume and detailing of the period have been an inspiration to thinking through the materials and detailing with a plum coloured render tieing into the red brick and eclectic range of finishes in the street. This project was sold by the developer in the summer of 2007 to Swan Housing Association and became the first solid timber structured building in the UK to be owned by a social housing provider.

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Building in context at the end of 5th Ave / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Front facade / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Back elevation and car park at night / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Entrance to Chancery Court / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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View from south and view from street / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Flat entrance / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Common staircase details / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Living/dining/kitchen interior / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Facade detail and common staircase detail / Photo: Anthony Coleman

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Top flat under construction

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Under construction

Chancery Court

Client /

Private Developer / Letting Agent – Lint Group

Project /

Chancery Court, Fifth Avenue, Manor Park, London E12
Residential Development 10 new build flats for rent.

Date /

Spring 2003 – Completed spring 2007

Budget /

£1,060,000

Further Info /

Architecture Today Article 11.09.07

Chancery Court Press Release (pdf)

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