HTA are working with One Housing to regenerate the site which is currently occupied by 24 rented homes. The team recently secured the support of the exisiting tenants at a ballot in which 84% voted in favour, with a 100% turn out.
The site is situated in the Isle of Dogs, adjacent to the emerging Alpha Square development. This neighbouring scheme has created many challenges for both the existing residents and design team who have been working together in collaboration to design their new homes.
These will form part of a 150 unit scheme, of which 50% will be affordable tenure. Our layout comprises a 26 storey tower nestled between 12 new houses along the site’s southern edge and two retained London Plane trees to the north.
An enhanced pedestrian passageway between Byng St. and Manilla St. will maintain a key route for the local community and form a wider link towards the South Quay Walk. This will be activated by creative work spaces, which together with the new dwellings will deliver a new lively, mixed use place in which to live, make and create.