LOCK KEEPERS

Gillender Street, London

This is a new residential development of 109 homes in Bromley-by-Bow, set within the Lime House Cut Conservation Area.

Comprising three buildings of one, two and three-bedroom flats, this new collection of homes takes inspiration from the wharf-like, industrial vernacular of the East London context within which it is set. The new buildings sit adjacent to the River Lea and the Lime House Cut canal at the Bow Locks. They include 46 homes for private sale, 42 for shared ownership and 21 for rental, managed by the Peabody Trust. The development also creates new public realm and access to the River Lea with improvements to the Lime House Cut canal walk.

The new buildings respond to the complex geometry of the site, reflected in the plan and roof form. They are designed with strong references to the riverside warehouse architecture of London with the use of brick, deep reveals, and the close relationship to the water’s edge.

 

Monica Asha Lal, Chris Bearman, Matthew Cox, Anna Guelzow, Hendrik Heyns, Shane, McCamley, Joe Myerscough, Shikha Srivastava, Stefan von Strumpel, Stuart Thomson, Mark Way

Team

Client
Criterion Two LLP
Structural engineer
RLT Engineering Consultants Ltd
Fire adviser
Fire Design Solutions

Photography
Nick Guttridge

Data

Complete
2016
Area
3,295sqm
Residential Units
109
BREEAM Target
Very good
Location
18 Gillender Street
Bromley-by-Bow
London E3