The project responds to the varied urban context of Mile End Road and is
arranged in three blocks, one repairing the Mile End street frontage and the
other two enclosing
quiet mews court to the rear.
A five storey rotunda provides a geometric transition between new and old, and marks the new pedestrian entrance to the courtyard behind.
The site, a former vehicle depot, is located in the historic Whitechapel conservation area and is adjacent to the seventeenth century Trinity Green Almshouses on the major eastern approach to the City of London.
The design developed with the active support of the Royal Fine Art Commission and the Ancient Monuments Society.
Guardian Housing Award 2000,
Housing Project Award 2002,
Building for Life Award 2002
(sponsored by CABE, The Housebuilders Federation, The Civic Trust)