Mint Street

Pitman Tozer Architects, London, 2014

 

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Housing block containing 67 flats on a noisy site next to a railway in East London

The project which stands next to a newly created pedestrian street, is a mixture of affordable rent, shared-ownership and private sale apartments.

Opening onto the street are maisonettes interspersed by three stair cores that provide access to apartments ranged over five floors. Tenure is divided in approximately equal measure between affordable rent, shared ownership and full ownership, with the apartments on the upper two floors belonging to the latter category.

Each stair landing provides access to four apartments. Two are of a two-bed type, their bedrooms distributed against the rear facade with a kitchen and living area addressing the rail side across the winter garden.

The base - which approximates the height of the viaduct - is distinguished through its facing in green ceramic brick, with the upper stories clad in Staffordshire blue brick.

The building is designed to meet the Mayor’s Interim London Housing Design Guide and the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2012
  • Completed: Mar 2014
  • Floor area: 4,702m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £10.9M
  • Procurement: JCT Design & Build 2011, competitively tendered
  • Address: Mint Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2, United Kingdom

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