Lett Road

Proctor and Matthews, Stratford, London, 2010

 

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Residential tower, with a four storey cantilever, overlooking the Olympic Park

The 12 storey building contains 64 mixed-tenure apartments (including 10 affordable units for the Guinness Trust).

To relate to the immediate two and three storey streetscape the building consists of two interlocking elements: one L-shaped, five storeys high and mainly brick-faced; the other rising to 12 storeys and zinc-clad, with a four-storey cantilever.

There is no structural rationale for the cantilever, which is there purely for architectural reasons, and the space below the cantilever (plus the wedge of dead space above it) took out two flats.

The L-shaped block adapts to the scale of the side streets by juxtaposing a range of finishes and window styles, some punched into brickwork and others more flush, within areas of composite aluminium sheet cladding and vertical cover plates.

Data

  • Begun: Sep 2008
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 3,488m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £9.9M
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Lett Road, Stratford, London, E15 1AJ, United Kingdom

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