Cavell Street, E1 London, UK
Sheppard Robson has drawn up plans for a high-rise residential-led development in Whitechapel. Located on Cavell Street, the project for KTS Limited will be formed of a 24-storey residential high-rise building (Building One) which sits alongside another eight-storey building (Building Two) that will house 40,000ft² of new office space and 28 dual-aspect, affordable residential apartments. The two elements will be linked and enlivened by a series of public and external spaces.
Building One, the 85-apartment high-rise element, will occupy the north end of the site and will house commercial space on the ground level to animate the project at street level. The exterior of the building will be characterised by metallic cladding, with the textured surface detail a subtle representation of the area’s heritage of textile making.
Vertical windows to the north and south elevations will frame views of London and the streetscape below, whilst maximising the amount of daylight into the apartments. The east and west sides are more solid in appearance, with horizontal windows carefully positioned to avoid solar gain and frame panoramic views of the City of London.
Building One will be characterised by generous communal spaces – as will the overall development. The homes will have large, recessed balconies; this will create an opportunity for residents to add greenery to the exterior, which will contribute to the identity of the building.
- KTS Group Ltd
- 16,000 m2