- Location: Stratford, London
- Client: Vastint
- Date: 2014 – ongoing
- Value: N/A
- Awards: Housing Design Awards - Shortlist 2016
Strand East is ambitious new 26-acre neighbourhood in Stratford, East London. It comprises 1,200 homes and 58,000sq.m of business space. We are designing a number of the buildings in the scheme. The first building will have 103 dwellings made up of over 40% family housing.
Our design uses resources in an efficient way by being cost conscious and seeking effective solutions. The layout is driven by a sense of purpose and planned to be generous both in terms of dwelling dimensions, lobby spaces and public realm.
The building is a perimeter block of generously proportioned lateral apartments with a pair of flats to each landing. Flats are dual aspect with a minimum 2.7m floor-to-ceiling height. A mews of houses sits within the depth of the block.
The scheme is designed to an efficient structural grid and uses modern methods of construction in the form of texturally rich and precision-engineered precast concrete wall panels.