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British Estate

Mile End

Client: Eastend Homes & Telford Homes
Project Value: £25m
Brief: 161 flats for sale, 5 retail units and a community centre
Sustainability Initiatives: 10% renewable energy supplies, zero car ownership

Following a successful LB Tower Hamlets Stock Transfer ballot the British Estate has been transferred into the ownership of EastendHomes. The approved masterplan identified sites for six new buildings on five under utilised sites, the sale of which would cross-subsidise the improvement works to the existing estate. The new buildings range in height from three to six storeys and are conceived as strong urban forms with a simple palette of materials including brick, render and grey terracotta cladding. All flats have access to private and communal amenity space.

Winner: New Home Awards 2008 Best City Development