Claredale Street

Karakusevic Carson Architects, London, 2010

 

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Medium density housing scheme that provides 77 homes of mixed tenure, 40 of which are affordable family homes

The scheme, which is the first phase of a wider masterplan for Tower Hamlets community housing, occupies the site of a Denys Lasdun designed 1960’s slab block.

The design takes its scale from the neighbouring Victorian terraces and warehousing and re-instates a number of streets and connections that had been severed by the former development.

The one, two, three and four bedroom homes are arranged around new streets with resident gardens, private courtyards and defensible frontages.

The three-storey properties are designed to offer a variety of heights and roof profiles to help to stitch the development into the existing neighbourhoods and surrounding urban grain.

The robust detailing and materials selected also referenced the adjacent buildings with careful selection of quality brick, roofing types, window and balcony openings referring to the Victorian proportions.

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  • Begun: Oct 2008
  • Completed: May 2010
  • Floor area: 7,200m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £10.5M
  • Address: Claredale Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6PE, United Kingdom

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