Stratford High Street London 2021–

The project is for a mixed use tower that combines a community pub, workspace, and student accommodation. It is sited at the confluence of three urban lines: Stratford High Street; the DLR railway; and the Channelsea River. Our approach makes a building which is shaped by these intersecting geometries, and which in turn addresses the context in the round. Light plays across the tower’s faceted form throughout the day, its light precast facade exaggerating the articulation of shadows on its surface like a piece of classical sculpture.

The ground is dressed in a refined palette of terrazzo and honed precast. Seen up close, these materials have very lively, smooth surfaces comprising exposed aggregates of varying tones that bring richness to the building and, along with the range of activities within, dignify and enliven this stretch of the high street.

The scheme was granted detailed planning in September 2022

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    The site that is bound by the confluence of three infrastructural ribbons: a railway line, a river and a major road.
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    The generous two storey Amenity House at the centre is expressed in the facade and addresses the wider townscape.
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    Bay windows afford views towards a historic district.
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    Site plan
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    Detail of cast concrete
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    Fifth floor plan
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    Twelfth floor plan
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    Sixteenth floor plan. At the top, a two storey crown steps down to address the neighbouring Conservation Area.
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    Model of cast concrete
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    Model assemblage


  • Appointment: 2021
  • Area: 16160m2
  • Form of contract: Design and Build
  • Client: Dominvs Group / Queen Mary University of London / Made UP Collective
  • Planning Consultant: Knight Frank
  • Structural Engineer: Meinhardt
  • MEP: Meinhardt
  • Landscape Architect: JCLA
  • Façade Consultant: ARUP
  • Fire Consultant: ARUP
  • Townscape Consultant: Tavernors
  • Sustainability Consultant: Elementa
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