AHMM’s proposals for the redevelopment of the site at No 1 Blackhorse Lane in northeast London for Scape Living will deliver innovative co-living accommodation for 272 residential apartments with a series of shared residential amenity spaces, ground floor public café, ground floor retail unit for a convenience shop, and a purpose-built music and comedy venue.
The site, previously home to The Standard public house, is located on a prominent corner of Blackhorse Lane & Forrest Road, opposite Blackhorse Lane station. 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. This articulated massing provides each floor with an outside terrace and the form of the building tiers up and creates a south facing central landscaped courtyard adjacent to the shared amenity spaces for 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.
The new purpose-built cultural venue for Waltham Forest, The Standard, will enable 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.