PCKO’s Peabody scheme wins planning
PCKO has won planning for its competition-winning, mixed-tenure housing scheme for the Peabody housing trust in East London
Last week Newham Council approved the plans to build 170 new houses on the site of the former Plaistow Hospital on Samson Street which has sat vacant since 2007.
There will be 85 private and 84 affordable units with a range of residential unit types, including one bedroom flats, three bedroom family homes, maisonettes, and duplex apartments.
The masterplan provides 8,530m² of green space through private gardens, public open spaces, and shared courtyards.
Paul Webb, director of PCKO said: ‘The design has integrated new apartments and family housing with refurbished hospital buildings converted to residential use to create a coherent masterplan and architecture for the development. Houses and apartments follow the principals of loose fit – long life to allow flexibility and adaptation over time.’
PCKO won the competition to design the housing scheme back in May 2012. The Harrow-based company beat shortlisted practices Allies & Morrison, Aedas, Fraser Brown Mackenna Architects, and Urban Salon to win the high-profile contest.
Construction will begin on site in March, and the scheme is expected to complete by 2015.
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