Project name: Balaam Street
Type: Residential + Regeneration
Address: 44-46 Balaam Street, Plaistow
Location: LB Newham
Planning consultant: GL Hearn
Services: Lead consultant
Size: 1,677 m2 / 21 homes
Density: 214 dph & 643 hrh.
Efficiency: NSA/GIA 80%
Emissions: 19.23 TCO2/Year / 11.46 KgCO2/M2/Year
Status: Planning Approved
The Balaam Street project in Newham, London replaces an existing run down auto-fitting centre with 21 high quality contemporary homes.
The high-density scheme is divided into two elements which frame a tranquil garden courtyard.
The scheme is designed to contribute to resident’s health and wellbeing with flexible internal layouts, generous balconies, dual aspect dwellings and access to intensive pockets of greenery throughout the scheme.
A street facing building fills in a gap on Balaam Street. The rear building compliments a cluster of existing residential blocks on Clifford Rowntree Close set within surrounding gardens.
A folded metal roof scape characterises the rear building and complements the more conventional neighbouring pitched roofs.
‘We are very pleased with the excellent design proposals that KC+A have developed for our scheme on Balaam Street. Their thoughtful and responsive approach to resolving the site’s challenges whilst maintaining design quality has successfully earned the support of the planning team. The scheme certainly makes the most of the opportunity.’ Liquat Khan for Build Vantage.