Closing time for a Victorian east London pub has marked its transformation to much-needed affordable homes by Toynbee Housing Association, and the social housing provider has packed the maximum into the compact street corner site. "We have been able to create a diverse range of dwellings," says Julian Stock, partner with the scheme's architect Stock Woolstencroft. The pub has been extended to provide 19 one- and two-bedroom apartments, above ground floor commercial space, and the rear of the site has been developed with three three-bedroom houses. Whereas in the Victorian pub building traditional timber windows (by Arden) have been fitted to respect the existing structure, the extension has been equipped with grey powder-coated aluminium windows to generate a tough, contemporary urban aesthetic. The aluminium framing is also used to create the glazed courtyard space which links the existing building to its neighbouring extension. Carried out under a partnering contract between client, architect and contractor, the project had a less than generous budget of £1.9m, but that has allowed scope for quality modern materials to be injected into the specification, including timber cladding and decking and stainless steel roof and coping.
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Client Toynbee Housing Association Architect Stock Woolstencroft Contractor Galliford Hodgson Structural engineer Walker Associates Employer’s agent BPP Construction