1-7 Dace Road


Southern Housing Group


An exercise in neighbourhood-building, this design for a development of residential and commercial buildings in east London is as much concerned with the public spaces between as the structures themselves.

Our scheme is for a cluster of four buildings on a site formerly occupied by light industrial sheds. Arranged around a central courtyard, they have a mixture of uses, the intent being to continue the neighbourhood’s creative reputation as a place where culture is produced as well as consumed.

Inspired by the converted warehouses typical of the area, we designed the three residential-led buildings in brick, placing commercial uses – shops, cafes, workshops – on the ground floor. In total, they will provide 144 new homes with a mixture of tenures.

NLA Awards Shortlisted, 2019