Fords Park Road, Canning Town

Fifteen new affordable homes delivered on the site of a derelict public house in Canning Town for Genesis Housing

The site of the new residences had a long and complex planning history. The building sits comfortably within the local urban grain, on a twisting corner plot. Its form responds to the existing streetscape, knitting into the surround context and contributing to the London Borough of Newham’s broader regeneration plans. Double aspect apartments are stacked on duplex units, in an arrangement that responds to its location and takes maximum advantage of the southerly aspect.

Brickwork facades reference the surrounding context, while a dark grey brick base wraps around the main street façade, encloses the secure cycle store, an addresses the street level scale. The main bays reference the width of a typical London terraced house, with a vertical architectural hierarchy formed from back painted glazed shingle, paying homage to London’s Georgian heritage. Recessed brickwork channels of the same dark grey brick as at ground floor break up the elevational mass above.

All the residences have access to private outdoor space. The duplex units have both front and rear planted areas. Second floor units benefit from roof terraces afforded by the deeper plans of the duplex units below, while third floor units have semi-recessed balconies above. Natural ventilation, high performance combination boilers and photovoltaic banks allow the project to achieve a Code 4 Sustainable Homes rating and 20% renewables target.

Project Data

Construction: 2014