Carery Jones Architects has designed this new 11-floor scheme to stand off Burdett Road and Limehouse Cut in East London about half a mile north west of Canary Wharf.
Penned for the Trillium Prime Property Group, the scheme features 56 new apartments, 17 of which will be affordable, and 658 square metres of ground floor retail on what is currently an abandoned unemployment office.
The design of the scheme is centered around creating the smallest number of units per service core and thus increasing the number of double-aspect apartments on offer and has been reduced in height since it's last incarnation from 14 floors to make it more of the scale of other planned developments in the immediate area and just under 37 metres tall.
Just to remind those who would occupy the affordable apartments they are members of the proletariat and that those who can afford it don't want to literally live with them, the development has two separate entrances.
For affordable occupiers they would enter it from the back of the scheme next to the buildings refuse store and that for affordable residents to reach the refuse store and put out their rubbish they will have to leave the building and then reenter it. Needless to say this has not impressed the planning authorities.
The exterior is dominated by extruding glass balconies in front of full height glazing, and a combination of white and dark grey render. Adding a spot of extra detail are louvered ladders running up the Burdett Road frontage.
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