Public Buildings

Life Time Flats in Forest Gate

New built three storey block of flats.

This demolition of a post war end of terrace and replacement new built CLT block of flats would, in the words of the design officer, “lift the spirits” of the otherwise tired neighbourhood. As the plot was on the borderline in terms of density requirements to sustain two flats, imaginative design solutions for building lines, eaves height and Life Time Standard became paramount. The use of balconies as “outdoor rooms”, the top flat placed in a modern take on a mansard roof, combined with a minute study of the architectural volume’s impact on its neighbours finally pleased the design officers.

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