• Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Housing

Aberfeldy New Village, Tower Hamlets

About:

We are leading the design of the transformation of the Aberfeldy Estate in east London, providing 1,176 new homes, shops, a faith centre, community centre and PCT. The estate was situated on a hidden pocket of land – bounded by the A12, A13 and River Lea and so the key concept of the masterplan was to create a series of new routes in and around the site – bringing people into the centre of the scheme from the nearby busy roads and public transport nodes.

A new linear park sits at the heart of the neighbourhood, featuring soft planting and informal play spaces, lined with trees and seasonal planting to provide colour all year round. New homes are arranged around this linear green space in medium rise, high density buildings ranging from four to ten storeys. Lower, more domestic scale buildings sit adjacent to the neighbouring estate, whilst higher, muscular, robust buildings along the A13 provide a degree of protection to this urban edge.

For more details, read our Project Story.

Project Details:

Unlocking a hidden pocket of land to house a thriving urban community.

Client: Aberfeldy New Village LLP

Construction Value: £200m

Completion: 2015 (phase 1), 2017 (phase 2) and 2022 (phase 3)

Location: Tower Hamlets

Awards:

  • The Pineapples 2022, Award for Community Engagement: Shortlisted
  • Planning Awards 2022, Award for Stakeholder Engagement in Planning: Highly Commended
  • British Homes Awards 2021, Regeneration Scheme of the Year: Finalist
  • NLA Awards 2021, Meanwhile: Shortlisted
  • WhatHouse? Awards 2021, Best Regeneration Scheme: Gold
  • Horticulture Week Awards 2019, Best Planting Design: Shortlisted
  • Landscape Institute Awards 2018, Design for a Medium-Scale Development: Winner
  • Building Awards 2013, BIM Initiative of the Year: Finalist

Image: Tim Crocker