• Wood Street
  • Wood Street

Wood Street

LPA
LB Waltham Forest
Client
T&T Holdings Ltd
Site
70-74 Wood Street | E17 3HT
Scale
14 private units | 1380 sqft retail
Density
92 units/ha
Contract
£1.9m
Status
Planning granted
"I had employed two architects before, that had dragged the case on for 7 years and to no avail. For you to come up with such an innovative idea I think shows your gift of architecture of the future."Tony Matthews | Managing DirectorT&T Holdings Ltd
The missing puzzle piece: The scheme was granted planning permission as submitted – following three failed attempts by others over a period of seven years. The site was unlocked by designing the scheme as a missing puzzle piece to an outside London settlement. By absorbing the awkward angles of the former timber yard, the three new buildings create four new rectangular courtyards that mediate between the amorphous ancient and the geometric industrial pattern of the area.
The scheme’s design blueprint inherently links the Code for Sustainable Homes 4 scheme into its context, providing openness and green areas to the South and being closed to the North to minimize energy loss and prevent overlooking of neighbouring properties.