ST ANDREW'S BLOCK A

Bromley-by-Bow, London

As the first completed phase of the St Andrew’s Masterplan, this linear block provides 194 residential units grouped around a central courtyard, and a health centre. The block is made up of six separate buildings, each organised around a generous entrance core. Brickwork facades, in a rich mix of bonds and colours, and with deep window reveals, are cranked and folded along their length to break up the scale of the block and to provide additional public spaces between the buildings. Pavilions at roof level alternate with large roof gardens for duplex family units, and planting to the remaining areas of roof enhances the bio-diversity of the site.

The health centre, for Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust, includes GP and dentist surgeries, a pharmacy and community health facilities.

 

link to St Andrew’s masterplan

Team

Client
Barratt Homes East London
Structural engineers
Adams Kara Taylor
URS Corporation
Services engineer
Whitecode Design Associates
Quantity surveyor
Bucknall Austin
Environmental consultant
Buro Happold
Landscape architect
Townshend Landscape Architects
Planning consultant
CBRE
Traffic consultant
Colin Buchanan and Partners
Project manager
CBRE

Photography
Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Data

Completion date
2010
Area
3ha
Location
Devas Street
Bromley-by-Bow
London E3

Housing Design Awards
Community Consultation Award
Graham Pye Award
2011
Brick Award
Best Housing Development
2010
Building for Life Award
2010

Building for Life
Silver Standard