Residential new-build scheme: GUNN Associates have submitted plans for a development of 18 apartments across 7 storeys, with adaptable space on the ground floor and a generous play area on the roof.

Residential new-build scheme: The new-build development scheme will transform a gloomy disused compact urban site in a central location off Commercial Road, Whitechapel and was commissioned by Weber Investment Properties.

The scheme comprises 18 flats (12no. 1-bed, 6no. 2-bed), commercial space, and a dedicated play area, over 7 storeys, all designed to exceed London Plan standards.

The Exmouth Street site is off the busy Commercial Road and adjacent to the Exmouth Community hub and a large housing estate opening onto a jaded public square. The existing building was a converted pub and was de-listed in 2019.

The scheme provides adaptable space on the ground floor which can be used by either the local community or as a shop/retail facility. The design has been meticulously composed to leverage the footprint character and scale of the site surroundings, and a generous play area or garden area on the roof will create valuable amenity space for occupants. Challenges facing the design team included designing a robust but welcoming entrance off the public square on this compact urban site and creating a good standard of accommodation giving every flat a dual aspect and a private outdoor space.

The design rationale centred around the multiple contexts of the surrounding area using a choice of contextual urban and robust materials. The variegated elevation consists of standard modules of material, the majority of which is optimised for off-site construction. Because the scheme been designed to be as modular as possible, all the window sizes are standardised, the external brick panelling and the bathrooms and kitchens are all designed to be constructed off-site.

Duncan Gunn, Founder at GUNN said:

“Our design proposal considered the site’s overall context regarding the local area and the neighbouring public square and housing estate using Modern Methods of Construction.  We’re really looking forward to developing this site in an area that is in need of improvement and invigoration”.

Professional Team:

Architect:                            GUNN

Planning Consultant:          Newell Projects

Transport:                           RGP

Daylight/Sunlight:              Waldrams

Energy:                                Stroma

Acoustics:                            Anderson Acoustics

Air Quality:                          Gem

Community Engagement:   ECF


Planning submission:                 March 2021

Planning Decision Date:             August 2021

Construction Cost:                     £1.8 million

Gross Internal Area:                   11,000 sq.ft.

New-Build Development:          18 flats (12no. 1-bed, 6no. 2-bed).

#ChampionaRealOne #GUNNArchitect #design #workspace #flexibleworking #ReplanningthePlan #Regeneration #Offsite #MMC #ModernMethodsofConstruction





Subscribe to our news

Drop us your email and we'll keep you updated on project updates. Don't worry, we promise not to spam you!

By signing up you agree to our terms