Garrick Court

c.2000s apartment blocks by Davy Smith Architects

Garrick Court
Contributed by John Spouge on July 23, 2017

Garrick Court, on the corner of Scarborough Street and East Tenter Street, is a mixed-use building, with commercial and parking on the ground floor and ten 3-bedroom houses around a communal courtyard at podium level.  It was designed by Davy Smith Architects for Genesis Housing Association as affordable-housing for key workers, and was built in 2006-7.  Six of the houses are hung with cedar shingles while the other four have zinc cladding, contrasting with the concrete podium, which is painted rust red. The name refers to the Garrick Theatre, which stood nearby from 1830 to 1881 on land now occupied by Leman Street police station. The site, which previously consisted of 31-39 Scarborough Street and 3-7 East Tenter Street, was combined as a 3-storey office building in 1968.

Facade to Scarborough Street, August 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall

Corner of Scarborough Street and East Tenter Street, August 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall

Facade detail, August 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall