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Barking Road Housing, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 24 Dec 2009
 

Tree’s a crowd

 
Barking Road Housing by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom
images by Russell Duncan 
 
Barking Road Housing by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom Barking Road Housing by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom Barking Road Housing by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom Barking Road Housing by Stock Woolstencroft LLP in London, United Kingdom
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Stock Woolstencroft’s €16m development rejuvenates Canning town whilst framing a protected London Plane tree 

With a total of 94 new affordable homes in a series of distinct blocks, the scheme includes high quality communal amenity space with compact courtyards as well as private amenity space for each resident - balconies for the apartments and private gardens for family homes.

The derelict petrol station site has been brought back into use in the heart of Canning Town. The development of a new, active commercial frontage has contributed to increased vitality and diversity in the area and complements regeneration plans for the market area and shopping parade.

The site is characterised by a mature and protected London Plane tree which became a key shaper of the concept development. The scheme is designed as a series of four structures, each with its own unique articulation and expression. The structures appear to ‘slide’ past one another to form a compositional framing on the London Plane tree.

The first structure, fronting Barking Road, responds to its urban environment with a bold framing to a vertical ‘fin’ treatment giving a degree of defence and responding to the southerly orientation. The second structure, a gold box, is sheathed in metal cladding laid out in repeating strips to form a light-reflecting backdrop to the dappled greens and greys of the London Plane.

The third structure has a visually more neutral, render finish to calm the composition and the final building has a brick façade, anchoring the development.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Stock Woolstencroft LLP
www.stockwool.co.uk

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