Working within a masterplan by EPR Architects and Gillespies, we have developed proposals for two mixed-use buildings providing 437 new homes.
Both buildings are stepped and rise in two residential wings above a two-storey podium – Block C to 16 storeys and Block H to 27. The podium in Block C contains car parking and commercial units, whereas in Block H, it contains light-industrial workshops and further commercial space. Commercial units are located on street corners to animate these parts of the masterplan. The homes vary in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments.
The character of the buildings is derived from the historic and local context, relating to the adjacent new buildings, the factory building that they replace and their proximity to a creative hub. The buildings' massing and orientation also allow for long views onto the nearby canal spur.
Two mixed-use towers, rising to 16 and 27 storeys, creating 437 new homes.