Church Street

London. 2009

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2009
  • Cost: £7 Million
  • Clients: One Housing Group

Church Street resolves a fractured grain by exploring ideas of a site within a site and a building within a building. Two villas – each composed of a group of interlocking volumes wrapped in a robust brick envelope – face each other across a communal courtyard on this deep but narrow plot. The pattern of openings punctuates the blocks and imposes a golden-section-derived sense of order over the complex geometries of overlapping forms. Developed for One Housing Group, this new build project accommodates 55 tenure-blind homes for families, couples and single people on the site of a disused shirt factory in London’s east.


Brick Awards: Best Public Housing Development 2009 CABE Building for Life Silver Standard Award 2009 Housing Design Award 2007

Client: One Housing Group (Formally Community Housing Group)

RSL Landlord: One Housing Group (Formally Community Housing Group)

Main Contractor: Bugler Development Ltd

Quantity Surveyor: John Rowan & Partners

Structural: Price & Myers (pre-novation) / M Pegram & Associates (post-Novation)

Services Engineer: Norman Bromley Partnmership LLp (Pre-Novation) / Grove System Design Ltd (Post- novation)

Building Manager: One Housing Group (Formally Community Housing Group)

Landscape Architect: Terra Firma

Approved Inspector: NHBC

Planning Consultant: Bob Bennet

Transport Consultant: Peter Brett Associates

Ecological Consultant: Price & Myers

Party Wall & Rights of light: Malcolm Hollis

Trade Contractors: Freshfiled Lane Brickworks Ltd (Brick Supplier), Ferguson Brickwork (Brickwork Contractor), Inwido (Wondow Supplier), J Reddington (Concrete Frame), Swift Metalwork (Metalwork) Schindler Lifts (lifts), Benchmark and Price Kitchens (Kitchen Suppliers), Hillingdon Flooring (Flooring).

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