Brimstone House Redevelopment
Our design proposal for a new ‘stepped, unified city block’ residential scheme replaces an existing 10-storey building on the Brimstone House site in Stratford. Our initial masterplan study has ensured that our scheme would not compromise any of the site’s existing context or potential future development.
The proposed scheme is an urban block, laid out around a one-storey podium with secure parking at ground level and a large, shared private garden on top. Residential units are stacked above the podium, with the tallest parts along the north side of the site and the lowest towards the south, aiming to reduce overshadowing on adjacent buildings and areas and maximise sunlight into the central, landscaped garden.
The scheme will accommodate between 100-110 units, with an equal split between private and affordable. In terms of layout, the private and affordable ‘separation’ is clear, however the building form itself does not distinguish or separate the two and therefore naturally creates a more unified approach between the two housing types.
Alternate units have been shifted back, forming a regular composition of solid and void on the elevations, creating a natural place for semi-sheltered private amenity, as each units balcony is formed by the unit below. Units are double or triple aspect flats, offering a degree of flexibility for positioning balconies and rooms within.
Robust and low-maintenance materials, combined with simple, clean detailing, create a calming language to enhance the building form.