[First look + plans] Peter Barber Architects has submitted plans for this 43-home scheme in east London inspired by the Bishopsgate Goods Yard
The mainly terraced-house development between Brick Lane and Shoreditch in the East End features ‘arcaded frontages’ which echo the ‘industrial vernacular’ of the nearby, disused rail freight depot.
Backed by developer Londonewcastle, the Fleet Street Hill scheme features a central square which is entered through two ‘intimately scaled mews streets with steps cascading [down] from the adjacent railway bridge.’
Practice director Peter Barber said: ‘I think it’s brilliant that it will give local people a lovely new public square and community centre, and fantastic that 25 large families with children will be able to remain in this very desirable central location immediately next to the park, in generous size houses rather than flats.’
‘The scheme employs the practice’s trademark terrace/courtyard hybrid housing typology so that every home has its own street edge front door and good sized outside space in a ground floor courtyard and inset roof terraces.’