Bruceshaw has announced the completion of Taylor Wimpey’s Dalston Curve project after a two-year on-site programme.
The mixed-use development includes 106 residential units and 1400sqm of retail space at ground level. The site comprises of two blocks, between 6-8 storeys each, on two land parcels separated by existing road and over London Overground rail tunnels.
The building was required to maximise density on irregular shaped plots of land whilst adhering to restrictions on height and loading of the railway tunnel. Architects RMA utilised a Gebrik brick slip cladding system, which achieved the traditional brick façade the planners had demanded.
On the Southern site a linear building manages the transition from the noise and bustling business of Kingsland High Street, to the unique ambience of Ashwin Street. The narrow site required a building which fronts onto both streets and therefore a building with two very different characters on opposing elevations.
Bruceshaw worked closely with the TWEL team on all stages of the project and provided advice throughout challenging periods. The unusual site conditions meant the team had to be flexible and work collaboratively to overcome issues and achieve the client’s requirements.
Bruceshaw assisted with managing neighbourly relations throughout the build stage, meeting temporary working requirements to protect the adjacent railway vent shaft, provide a safe working environment on site and lightweight brick façade to tie in with the local vernacular.
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