• London

    Crossways

The site is located at the junction of Crossway and Selsea Place, just west of Kingsland High Street, and is broadly rectangular in shape and covers an area of 0.186 hectares.

The development represented an opportunity for the area to regenerate an important site in a sustainable location with good access to local facilities and public transport, complement the character of Kingsland High Street and strengthen the link to the adjacent residential area.

The residential led mixed-use development provided 54 high quality, much needed new homes, which were a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments including 5 wheelchair units and employment space for the local community. The scheme provided a new building which respected the scale, materials and character of the neighbouring buildings and streets and completed the existing urban block.

Landscaped communal space added to the appearance and amenity value of the site and improved the street character and security of Selsea Place. Private outside space was provided for the upper floor apartments.

The development has improved the appearance of the key corner at the junction of Crossway and Selsea Place and enhanced the quality of the public realm. The form of the development optimised the effective use of a redundant brownfield site and achieved the sustainability requirements of the London Plan.