Waugh Thistleton Architects

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Osier Way  1
Osier Way  2

Location

Waltham Forest

Status

Construction
October 2021

Client

Pocket Living

Budget

£ 37 million

RIBA workstages

Concept to Tender

Responding to current and emerging context the scheme comprises a family of buildings which appear as five blocks ranging from 6 to 13 storeys. 

Developed in collaboration with residents and businesses the buildings house 196 apartments alongside a mix of industrial units and retail spaces to accommodate a diverse range of uses to help establish a new and vibrant community. The project will be part of the first phase of the borough’s Leyton Vision masterplan which will see the redevelopment of the area west of Leyton Orient’s football stadium.

The varying heights of the blocks helps to define their individual form and maximises the light, air and views available to each of the apartments. Spaces between the blocks reduces the impact of the building at street level and subtle variations in architectural language, materiality and tonality between the blocks enable them to be read as a family of objects, in conversation. At street level, double-height light industrial units provide workspace for local businesses. Floor to ceiling glazing opens these spaces to the street providing animation and engagement with the local neighbourhood

Communal amenity spaces have been provided throughout the buildings providing additional space and a resource to residents. Rooms have been designed with different characters to provide spaces suitable for dining, crafting, socialising, co-working and quiet spaces for reflection, meditation and prayer and each has access to a large external terrace.

The roofs will host a variety of uses for inhabitants including gym facilities, allotment spaces and tranquil corners from which to contemplate the expansive views across London.