ST ANDREW'S BLOCK D
This 27-storey tower represents the fourth phase of a residential masterplan of 964 units for Barratt Homes East London. Formerly the site of St Andrew’s Hospital, the development is divided into three simple urban courtyard blocks with a tower at each of the two ends of the site – phase four is one of these towers.
Comprising of 183 residential units with ground floor retail, a site-wide concierge and a gym; the 94m tower has a slim footprint. The single-core brick building has two lifts and one stairwell and is made up of studio apartments and 1-3 bedroom units, each with its own balcony. The units are rotated to ensure that all amenity space enjoys the best orientation in terms of sunlight and shelter from noise from the adjacent road and railway. Each unit type is stacked upon one another and expressed as an individual tower. The width of each of these towers varies and is generated by the proportions of the unit type that sits within it. Externally it gives the appearance of a group of nine individual towers, some rising higher than others. Roof-terraces offer further shared amenity space for residents.
Whitecode Design Associates
Townshends Landscape Architects