Cressy Place

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We are consulting on plans to build 44 homes and community facilities ahead of a planning application next year.

The new homes being developed on the site will be well-designed, built to modern space standards, be energy efficient and make a positive contribution to the local environment.

The site

The site is located along Cressy Place and the junction of Redman’s Road, Hannibal Road and Jamaica Street. Cressy Place is a street that meets Stepney Green close to the Northern junction with Mile End Road, in the St Dunstan’s ward of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

About the development

The proposal seeks to reinstate the building line along Cressy Place by introducing a mixed use scheme. The scheme will be part residential, part community facility with a number of landscaped areas. Part affordable, part market for sale there are 44 residential units proposed with a mix of one, two, three and four bed units. Existing community offices located on the Cressy Place / Redman’s Road junction will be incorporated within the proposed scheme. Part of the provision will be located on the Cressy Place / Redman’s Road junction and part along Cressy Place, further animating the street.

The main body of the building is four storeys with a fifth storey cut back to reduce scale along Cressy Place. Reflecting the rhythm of Cressy House (opposite), the vertical circulation elements creates a visual connection between the street and the habitation of the building, also reducing the massing of the proposal. To further reduce massing the building has been lowered half a floor along Cressy Place.

The Proposal


What the development could look like

Landscaping

The proposal aims to improve the quality and usability of the existing courtyard in the centre of the site, in addition to the public realm at the junction of Cressy Place and Redmans Road.

The existing landscaping within the current courtyard consists of mature trees and grassed areas. It is proposed that the existing healthy mature trees be maintained and to introduce landscape elements around them. Community engagement will inform the proposal with preferred functions, incorporating; play areas, seating areas, mixes of vegetation and paving to provide a multiple of community functions.

Located at the junction of Cressy Place and Redmans Road the proposed public realm will create a destination point with the existing and proposed buildings interacting with the public space. The plaza would be a mix of hard and soft landscaping with street furniture incorporated. The introduction of trees along Cressy Place will further soften the setting.

Have your say

Share your views on the proposals using our survey until Sunday 24 January 2021.

We will run two online engagement events via the platform Zoom on:

Thursday 7 January 2021, at 2pm – 4pm and 5pm – 7pm.

Please email imelda.burke@towerhamlets.gov.uk indicating which event you want to attend, to receive the invitation, the ID code and password to log on to the event.

We are consulting on plans to build 44 homes and community facilities ahead of a planning application next year.

The new homes being developed on the site will be well-designed, built to modern space standards, be energy efficient and make a positive contribution to the local environment.

The site

The site is located along Cressy Place and the junction of Redman’s Road, Hannibal Road and Jamaica Street. Cressy Place is a street that meets Stepney Green close to the Northern junction with Mile End Road, in the St Dunstan’s ward of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

About the development

The proposal seeks to reinstate the building line along Cressy Place by introducing a mixed use scheme. The scheme will be part residential, part community facility with a number of landscaped areas. Part affordable, part market for sale there are 44 residential units proposed with a mix of one, two, three and four bed units. Existing community offices located on the Cressy Place / Redman’s Road junction will be incorporated within the proposed scheme. Part of the provision will be located on the Cressy Place / Redman’s Road junction and part along Cressy Place, further animating the street.

The main body of the building is four storeys with a fifth storey cut back to reduce scale along Cressy Place. Reflecting the rhythm of Cressy House (opposite), the vertical circulation elements creates a visual connection between the street and the habitation of the building, also reducing the massing of the proposal. To further reduce massing the building has been lowered half a floor along Cressy Place.

The Proposal


What the development could look like

Landscaping

The proposal aims to improve the quality and usability of the existing courtyard in the centre of the site, in addition to the public realm at the junction of Cressy Place and Redmans Road.

The existing landscaping within the current courtyard consists of mature trees and grassed areas. It is proposed that the existing healthy mature trees be maintained and to introduce landscape elements around them. Community engagement will inform the proposal with preferred functions, incorporating; play areas, seating areas, mixes of vegetation and paving to provide a multiple of community functions.

Located at the junction of Cressy Place and Redmans Road the proposed public realm will create a destination point with the existing and proposed buildings interacting with the public space. The plaza would be a mix of hard and soft landscaping with street furniture incorporated. The introduction of trees along Cressy Place will further soften the setting.

Have your say

Share your views on the proposals using our survey until Sunday 24 January 2021.

We will run two online engagement events via the platform Zoom on:

Thursday 7 January 2021, at 2pm – 4pm and 5pm – 7pm.

Please email imelda.burke@towerhamlets.gov.uk indicating which event you want to attend, to receive the invitation, the ID code and password to log on to the event.

Page last updated: 22 December 2020, 14:30