The proposed 6-apartment development infills a former gap in the terrace along Wilmot Road in Leyton formerly occupied by a print factory with a large carpark. The front block echoes the rhythm and proportions of the Victorian terrace houses along the terrace with a 2-storey brick building with additional accommodation in the roof whilst an industrial inspired Zinc house echoing that of the former print factory creates two mews dwellings towards the rear.
The front building has been designed to complement the streetscape of Wilmot Road, by utilizing a palette of materials that includes London yellow stock facing bricks with details of hit and miss bricks.
The rear building is subservient to the front block and echoes the industrial style of the original building. The facades are proposed in dark grey insulated zinc cladding and provide a special industrial character to the new development. The panel installation is a standing seam system creating vertical stripes with irregular rhythm characterised by a series of well detailed dormer windows.
Photos by Romain Forquy