HOUSING/king WILLIAM STREET QUARTER
"Some of the most beautiful and elegant housing built in London in recent years" -Kieran Long
The masterplan for King William Street Quarter was coauthored by AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington to redevelop the previous Linton Estate. Three mews streets lined with brick terraced family houses define the perimeter of the site, while a central 10 storey tower terminates a mansion block lined boulevard. Maccreanor Lavington designed the 37 of the 4 bed 7 person mews houses within the masterplan over two phases. The mews houses were designed with common materials, a combination of high quality variegated brick and reconstituted stone cladding.
Housing/GREAT EASTERN QUAYS
A new community heart in the Royal Albert Basin
This residentially led mixed-use masterplan has been designed around three distinct character areas; the Dockside, the Riverfront and the residential heart. In response to the expansive river and dock landscape the masterplan creates protected public open spaces forming a distinct centre for the new homes and community uses. These residential squares are domestic in character and provide an intimate counterpoint to the exposed Dock and Riverfront. The masterplan also responds to challenging site constraints including flooding which led to the development of innovative triplex typologies to create affordable family homes with front doors on to the street safely above potential flood levels.
Industrial yards create a new residential address in Brentford
The Brentford Waterside masterplan provides up to 900 new homes across the development. Re-instated narrow, kinking yards characterise the development and provide a unique address and community identity. Maccreanor Lavington designed one of the buildings in Phase 1 providing 113 new homes above ground floor high street and independent retail. Like the building itself, unique layouts have been developed to create a variety of flat types with individual identity and character.
A family of mansion blocks of different character
Gallions Quarter is a residentially led masterplan providing upto 800 new homes, Phase 1, designed by Maccreanor Lavington, provides 292 new homes and a convenience food store within a single development plot. The plot has been broken-down into a collection of buildings of different but related character to create variety and individuality in response to the different public spaces which they face. The long façade facing Atlantis Avenue steps down and is divided into mansion blocks creating a domestic high quality streetscape.
City fringe residential tower in the Wilton Music Hall Conservation Area
Ensign Court is a residential mixed-use development for 63 new homes in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Thee site neighbours the Wilton Music Hall Conservation Area to the east, city fringe to the west and completes the southern end of an urban block that spans between the historic Cable Street and The Highway. This ‘corner building’ is defined by a 13 storey tower which steps down on either side to knit into the grain of the adjacent Dock Street and Ensign Street.
Waterfront villas in Watermans Park
This competition scheme by Maccreanor Lavington for the re-development of the Watermans Art Centre site in Brentford proposes extension of Watermans Park across the site. A collection of residential villas are set into a new fully-accessible terraced landscape with public uses at the ground floor including a gym and cafe. The urban design strategy to 'extend the park' aimed to bring the site closer to the Brentford High Street and reconnect a loosely defined public realm.
A corner building marking the entrance to Romford town centre
The proposal for Angel Way involved consolidating fragmented parcels of land in order to create a new coherent town centre development, including refurbishment of the former Woolpack Inn building which sits within the Romford Conservation Area. Maccreanor Lavington proposed a stepped perimeter block containing 74 new homes including maisonettes with front doors overlooking Angel Way. The building responds to the context by varying the massing from 3, 5, 6 to a highpoint of 8 storeys at the corner, creating a landmark and improving the legibility of the street.