PTE bought this site and put together a joint venture with Galliard Homes, the Guinness Trust, and Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association.
The project evolved in the context of changing priorities in inner city planning: higher housing densities, mixed tenure and lower car parking requirements. The scheme contains 31 homes for private sale, eight homes for shared ownership, and 28 homes for affordable rent.
A government white paper describes this scheme as
"a convincing demonstration that skilled designers, working closely with supportive clients and local planning officers, can produce housing of an appropriate urban scale and type for an integrated mix of tenures and household sizes. High standards of design, construction and planning mean that this development should be a social as well as a commercial success."
(Our Towns and Cities. The Future: Delivering an Urban Renaissance November 2000)
- National Homebuilder Design Award 2001 — Commendation