Housing case studies
An impressive self-build project of 20 plots built over a former scaffold yard. It has a distinct character with a mix of scales, architectural styles and materials, and pleasant public spaces. Bounded by railway lines, allotments and a nature reserve, for a city site it has a rural feel.
Stonebridge Hillside Hub crowns 14 years of regeneration on the Stonebridge Estate in north-west London. It provides 59 mixed-tenure apartments in a popular public building which brings together residential, community and commercial use.
A large former hospital site has been transformed to create 1,200 homes with facilities that include a school and playing fields. Fairfield Park is a high-quality development built by eight different housebuilders following a coherent design code.
Stanmore Place – a high-density scheme of 196 homes – stands out from its suburban neighbourhood. A large lake and lush planting deals with flood risk from the Edgware Brook and the avoidance of on-street parking adds to its attractiveness.
The first phase of St Andrew’s, a residential-led scheme close to the London 2012 Olympic venue, provides 194 homes rises above the standard of many high-density regeneration developments and creates a real sense of place.
Cargo is an imaginative scheme for 134 homes that works cleverly with its surroundings in a challenging locality. The mix of business space with residential use will support regeneration of the area.
be: Newhall is the latest phase in a development commissioned by an enlightened landowner working with a strong masterplan and an urban designer. The terrace housing has a distinctive courtyard design, and reflects local traditions such as Essex barn structures and materials.
Cometa is a distinctive, contemporary response to a small, suburban infill site. The 12 homes have strong architectural quality, exploit views well and are light and airy. The scheme makes a positive contribution to the local character and to the street scene.
Exceptionally strong landscaping sets this scheme apart. It creates a series of attractive public spaces and gives the development of 523 homes a distinctive character.
Barking Central is a development that adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Delivered through a public-private partnership, it has transformed the heart of Barking, east London, by creating a truly civic space around the existing town hall and library.
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