Revisiting the ideas explored in CASPAR – Stratford High Street is built around a seam of communal platforms – or bridges – that take occupants to their front door. Two brick blocks – modulated by a hierarchy of chamfered bays, balconies and window reveals – are placed at either ends of the site to capture a central landscaped courtyard. The first facing Broadway is enlivened by retail frontage and completes the existing crescent; while the second aligns with the secondary layer of urban grain at the rear of the site. Both blocks are capped by bridge-filled atriums to ensure that all 44 of the mixed-tenure homes are sun-lit and double-aspect. The mixed-use scheme replaces a downtrodden office building in the historic heart of Stratford Town Centre.