25/12/2016

Strand East Plot MU5 - Planning Permission Granted

Duggan Morris Architects have successfully achieved planning permission, with unanimous support from the local authority for plot MU5 of the Strand East masterplan.

The scheme for a mixed use building containing 42 residential units, with ground floor cafes and shops below, will sit at the southern tip of the Strand East masterplan, overlooking the Three Mills. The wider masterplan is a proposal for an entirely new neighbourhood in East London. The project, commissioned by Vastint occupies a triangular brownfield site, flanked on two sides by tributary arms of the River Lea.

The proposal will occupy the prominent end point of Sugar House Lane and join a close-knit sphere of ad-hoc buildings that cluster around the high banks of the waterways of the Lea, overlooking a new wide-open public space. The Grade-I listed House Mill sits at the centre of this picturesque family of buildings and represents a point of departure for the design, from which a series of formal and material design investigations developed.

Left: R4 Studio Meda

Centre: MU5 Duggan Morris Architects

Right: R6 Mae Architects

Visualisation: Forbes Massie

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