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Stitch wins contest to regenerate Walthamstow estate

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Emerging housing specialists Stitch Architects has won the competition to overhaul the Marlowe Road Estate, in Walthamstow, east London

The practice was part of the victorious Countryside Properties team named by Waltham Forest Council as the preferred development partner on the 400-home project.

The ‘deprived’ 1960s estate currently has 298 low-rise council homes plus a further 100 flats in the 20-storey Northwood Tower.

Detailed design proposals for the new scheme includes 150 affordable homes, an energy centre, shops and a new public square on Wood Street. Plans will be submitted for approval next spring with building works starting later in 2015.

The scheme includes 150 affordable homes, an energy centre, flexible retail space, and a new plaza and public square on Wood Street. 

Sally Lewis of Stitch said: ‘This project will bring together architecture, urban design and community consultation and deliver great new residential streets, and a bigger and better public Plaza for the wider area to enjoy.

‘The existing estate will be transformed from a deprived backwater into an integrated neighbourhood with traditional streets and squares. We will be at the Christmas event in the Wood Street Plaza this Saturday (13 December) with an exhibition and a large scale interactive model.’


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