Set on a rectangular piece of land overlooking precious open land in hackney, the site previously contained derelict and burnt out garages. It encouraged anti-social behaviour. The new four storey high development created ten dwellings of varying sizes for local families.
The rectangular building takes advantage of the site occupying the east end of the site with balconies overlooking the green. The west side is laid out as a private court for the residents. Upper floor units are accessed via balconies. The monopitch roof assists in minimising the overall height.
TOCA worked with Walter Menteth to deliver the Clients design vision and as project Managers oversaw the construction of the works to completion. Engagement and liaison with local stakeholders by TOCA assisted in resolving all related access and boundary matters. After several name options by the Client for the new road were rejected, TOCA recommended Windrush reflecting the heritage of the neighbourhood, which was accepted by the council. TOCA is pleased with this special contribution to the project.