The second phase of William Street Quarter is the first totally privately funded affordable social housing scheme in the UK. Three mews streets lined with family-sized brick terrace houses define the perimeter of the site once occupied by the notorious Lintons Estate, while a central 10-storey tower terminates a mansion-block lined boulevard. Horizontally-banded precast concrete panels (a continuation of Laing O’Rourke’s Design for Manufacture and Assembly solution and a positive challenge to the stigmatisation of prefabricated housing) define the upper levels of the tower and mansion blocks, with projecting balconies, deep reveals and generously-sized windows helping to break down their mass. Variegated brick – used robustly – is the common uniting material on all lower levels. The first phase of the same masterplan produced jointly with Maccreanor Lavington for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham with private sector partner Laing O’Rourke is the already complete Anne Mews.

Awards
  • 2015 BCI Award - High Commendation
  • 2015 Offsite construction awards - Best hybrid construction project - highly commended
  • 2015 Offsite Construction Awards - Best use of Concrete
  • 2015 Offsite Construction Awards - Public Sector Project of the Year
  • 2015 The Sunday Times - British Homes Awards
  • 2015 RIBA London Region Award
2014
Location
Barking, London
Cost
£34.7 Million
Client
Borough of Barking and Dagenham & private partner Laing O’Rourke
Architects
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Maccreanor Lavington
Contractor
Laing O’Rourke
Landscape Architects
Plincke
Structural and Civil Engineers
Arup
Service Engineers
Arup
Planning Consultant
Savills
CDM Advisor
WSP

William Street Quarter wins at the Offsite Awards 02.12.15

Burntwood and William Street Quarter nominated for Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 30.09.15

RIBA London award wins 19.05.15

Six projects shortlisted for RIBA Awards 11.03.15

Six Projects Shortlisted for WAF 2014 08.07.14

Key Milestone for William Street Quarter 28.04.14

Allford
Hall
Monaghan
Morris