Metropolitan Housing Association has submitted plans for an eleven storey building containing 32 flats overlooking the Regents Canal in Hoxton. The new building will sit on a long derelict site at the junction of Wiltshire Row and Bridport Place.
FraserBrownMacKenna Architects have drawn up the scheme which will be half market housing with sixteen flats, ten social rented units and six intermediate apartments.
The design consists of a cream brick building with decorative brickwork at ground floor, balconies will be provided coming out from the building with black metal railings. While the scheme is higher than its immediate neighbours, the Colville Estate regeneration across the road contains two towers that will dwarf this development.
The site previously had permission for a scheme designed by RSHP containing just fourteen flats and of a radically different design however this didn’t go ahead due to concerns over financial viability.