• Architecture
  • Housing

Greengate House, Newham


Our redevelopment of a locally listed building and large disused backland car park provides 64 new affordable homes for key workers.

The retention of Greengate House’s facade preserves a local landmark, behind which sits a new wing of accommodation within the original building footprint. A low rise mews development to the rear is designed to reflect the more suburban context to the south. The buildings are grouped around a central landscaped courtyard to address privacy, natural lighting and overlooking in relation to each other and the neighbouring sites, and providing an attractive resource for the residents.

Green roof technology and high levels of thermal mass are central to the site’s environmental strategy, and the project achieved EcoHomes ‘Very Good’ standard.

Project Details:

An adaptive reuse and new build project which provides affordable worker housing by reconciling the variety in scale and grain of the existing urban fabric.

Client: London and Quadrant Housing Trust

Construction Value: £9.5m

Completion: 2010

Location: Newham


  • London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2011: Best New Family Home: Winner
  • Affordable Home Ownership Awards 2011: Best Design: Winner
  • Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards 2010: Affordable Housing Development: Winner

Image: Tim Crocker