Q-Building, Stratford

Buckley Gray Yeoman, London, 2002


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Exterior view 

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  • Exterior view    
  • East facade with flats    
  • Layered west and south facades; four levels o flats over retail unit    
  • Corner flat; note small visual intrusion of louvres    
  • Bathroom and kitchen area; high quality fittings and no wall tiling    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First, second, third floor plans    
  • Fourth floor plan    
  • Detail section through wall and screen    
  • Detail of external sliding screen    

High density, low budget residential scheme in East London

A development of new-build flats in a context of mixed ages and styles likely to be rejuvenated. Compromising five storeys of one and two-bed flats with ground level retail space, differential treatment for the retail spaces makes the building less prominent.

The elevations give a sense of movement, with sliding timber screens animating the facade, providing individual occupiers with control of their own privacy. The southern elevation uses large scale louvres in a gesticular manner, with only four blades per floor.

A steel frame structure is used with in-situ cast concrete composite floors and timber stud walls. Floor to ceiling glazing in the living rooms with internal blinds and external iroko sliding shutters.


  • Begun: Aug 2001
  • Completed: Nov 2002
  • Floor area: 463m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £2.7M
  • Tender date: Mar 2001
  • Procurement: JCT 98 with Quantities
  • Address: 110 Grove Road , London, E15 1NR , United Kingdom

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