Rosina Street, E9, Homerton

Clancy provided both Structural & Civil Engineering services for this further Pocket Living development in Homerton, E9 for what Pocket Living describe as 31 local city makers with 29 affordable Pocket homes and 2 open market homes.

Clancy were involved from pre-purchase of this former pub site and initially were involved in providing pre-planning services including gaining CrossRail 2 agreement to the new development proposals with specific regards foundation designs and interaction with a potential tunnel route. The six storey building, including semi-basement, and designed by local architects Waugh Thistleton Architects, was designed using a reinforced concrete frame with flat slab construction bearing onto a raft foundation across the site area.

The inclusion of a full plan area lower ground floor / basement level was a particular site constraint as the site was sandwiched between an adjacent Victorian 3 storey residential property, Rosina Street and Shepherds Lane [for which there is a storey height crossfall between] as well as a public access path between the two roads. Third Party agreements were required, not just with CrossRail2 and the more usual Statutory Authority Approvals, but also with Network Rail with regards their close-by London Overground Asset and the adjacent party wall matters relating to the Victorian Terrace dwelling and car garage sites immediately to the North of the developed site. Sustainable drainage provisions were accommodated by on-site storage tanks within the raft slab demise, with a flow control outflow chamber limiting any discharge into the adjacent Public Sewer to Thames Water agreed site discharge rates.

The development was successfully completed in early 2017 and has been highly commended in The Sunday Times British Homes Awards for Best Affordable Housing Development. In addition to being a finalist in the Best Design category at the National Housing Awards.

Images courtesy of Sarah J Duncan

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