Stratford, London, UK
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Phase 1 – OCL Facades / Phase 2 – Gypcraft
Petrarch Panels Alabaster, Smooth Matt
Close to Westfield in the post-Olympic regeneration area, PTE’s Chobham Farm masterplan includes 471 mixed-tenure apartments arranged around a major new London square. PTE designed the homes as a contemporary reinterpretation of the London ‘mansion block’, wrapped around a sequence of squares and courtyards. Located between the East Village and Stratford’s new town, Chobham Farm was designed as a great place for families. PTE’s masterplan delivered over 1,000 new homes, threaded through with parklands and with easy access to the Queen Elizabeth Park and Olympic Village facilities.
The contemporary mansion blocks, integrated with generous public open space and family-oriented amenities, create a great setting for family life that is popular with new residents; a rival to the traditional London preference for a house and garden. The design resolves intricate technical and legal constraints along its two railway boundaries, turning a derelict former coach park into a new, landscape focused neighborhood in the heart of Stratford.