Client East Thames Housing Group
Location London, UK
2007 RIBA Award
2005 Housing Design Award
Tanner Street is an award-winning, high density housing quarter in Barking, East London. The scheme has been laid out as an intimate street network and includes 165 one and two bedroom apartments and four bedroom houses.
Jestico + Whiles and Peter Barber Architects collaborated to create an exemplar of high quality housing which replaces three uninspiring blocks of flats with a more traditional street pattern of mainly low-rise terraces with private gardens.
At the heart of the scheme is a delightful new public square, where a 10-storey landmark building marks the intersection of a number of public routes and creates a strong visual and civic impact to Barking’s residential neighbourhoods.
The landmark building consists of 40 apartments and is animated with full height glazing and lively panels of alternating colours of white and two shades of green to create a striking composition.
This building overlooks the lower, two and three-storey terraced housing. The terraced housing is characterised by a welcoming brick plinth on the ground level, white render walls on the upper levels, elegant projecting balconies, recessed terraces, offset windows and curved corners.