Planning approval for No 1 Blackhorse Lane 14.12.22

Waltham Forest planning committee has voted unanimously to approve AHMM’s proposals for the redevelopment of the site at No 1 Blackhorse Lane in north east London. The proposed building for Scape Living will deliver innovative co-living accommodation for 272 residential apartments with a series of shared residential amenity spaces. The project also provides a new cultural venue for Waltham Forest, enabling the site to continue its tradition of providing entertainment to the local area by replacing the vacant pub and much-loved music and comedy venue that previously occupied the site.

The proposed scheme presents a different urban approach to a key junction in the area with a series of stepped planted terraces that seeks to mediate between the established low rise residential buildings along Forest Road to the east and the newer taller buildings of the Blackhorse Lane Masterplan to the west. Developed with landscape architects East, this articulated massing provides each floor with an outside terrace and the form of the building tiers up and encloses a south facing central landscaped courtyard adjacent to the shared amenity spaces of the building. Articulated brick horizontal banding emphasises the stepped approach and the building is set on a colonnade providing further public realm up to and around the building.

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