LOM behind work at Essex site inspired by Bauhaus movement

LOM Architecture has completed work on 50 new homes that have gone up at the site of a former Bauhaus-influenced shoe factory in Essex.

The factory in East Tilbury was set up by Czech industrialist Tomáš Baťa and work began on the site in 1932 – the year of his death.


The factory made shoes for more than 70 years but closed back in 2005. The site, which includes four listed buildings, sparked a boom in housing at the town and at one stage more than 6,000 workers lived at the scheme.

Developer Hexa Homes is behind the LOM scheme (pictured) which was taken to planning by RAW Architecture.

Others working on the scheme included London construction manager and QS Silver DCC, M&E engineer Waterstone and structural engineer Perega. Landscape architect was Neil Tully Associates.