This important housing scheme for Gateway Housing sits in a relatively constrained site in Bromley By Bow, East London within Tower Hamlets Gateway Housing approached Liz Lake Associates to develop a masterplan with architects Ingleton Wood which would respond to its immediate context and in part help unify a somewhat disfunctional area of predominantly post-war social housing, 1970’s housing courts and contemporary, high rise tower blocks.
By attending regular meetings and consultations with London Legacy Development Corporation the site was seen as critical to the setting and further enhancement of Bromley By Bow and Tower Hamlets. By developing sketch designs in close association with the architect the building position was critical in defining the surrounding streetscape and in creating a visually interesting yet high quality public realm. The scheme required care and diligence during the design process to help create a scheme which achieved or exceeded the clients aspirational aims whilst meeting budgetary constraints. By locating the building in an optimum position on site the development was enhanced with a large communal garden to the south which helped block views from the neighbouring underground and help filter noise from the east along the A12. Full scheme plans were produced for planning application including detail hardscape and lighting design which helped enhanced the architectural façade and setting.
The site currently under construction with completion due in Summer 2016.