Replacement for Brutalist Robin Hood Gardens in London
Swan Housing Association writes:
Swan Housing Association has submitted a planning application to Tower Hamlets for Phase 2 of the Blackwall Reach Regeneration Project in Poplar, East London. Planning was submitted following extensive public consultation held by Swan and their regeneration partners of Tower Hamlets Council and the Greater London Authority.
Designed by Metropolitan Workshop and Haworth Tompkins, acting as joint architects, the proposed scheme delivers 268 new homes across four new buildings.
The scheme retains the original central park and mound within Robin Hood Gardens, a large public space shielded from the surrounding roads. An unusual feature in this densely built part of London, the park is appreciated by local residents and so the design retains this space in its entirety.
The four buildings, two designed by each practice, share a common architectural language but are different in style and expression, creating two distinct architectural 'quarters' around the central space.
Phase 2 is part of a large regeneration project, consisting of five phases, which will transform a key area of the borough, adjacent to the Blackwall Tunnel, replacing 252 homes with a total of 1575 new homes, commercial premises and community facilities. The entire masterplan will be delivered over the next decade, with the first phase already completed in 2015.
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