We were appointed by our private developer client Aeon Property to look at this brownfield site in Newham. Two previous planning applications had been submitted by other architects and refused. The site was occupied by some unused industrial buildings in a poor state of repair an interesting conjunction at the back of three entry points from different streets with the possibility of development to the north and west opening up an area at the rear to the sun.
The design proposal was to build twelve flats over two storeys with a further recessed top floor above to London Road. In addition two flats were envisaged for Stock Street essentially within the “envelope” of the existing building.
The front and rear elevations of the project are linked by the existence of the south gable elevation, so a similar palette of materials for all elevations is proposed. Ground and first floor will be of larch timber boards stained to a black charcoal colour with a recessed top floor under a zinc clad roof with a green sedum covering on top.
Looking at the eclectic colours and materials of Stock Street, a charcoal brick has been chosen as a surface finish to the building. Window surrounds and detailing will be in timber both to pick up on the London stock brick colour in the street and relate to the timber boarding of the new building in London Road. The building will have a standing seam zinc roof. The total area of development is 798 sq. meters and gained Planning permission for 14 flats in 2008. It is currently on site having been bought by the Guinness Trust Housing Association. Quay 2c redesigned the layouts and won a further Planning consent to convert the previous permission into 10 larger flats and are novated Architects to The Breyer Building Group to work up the detailed construction aspects of the project. The project is due for built completion in Summer 2011.
12 Flats in Plaistow