Cambridge Road

Location:
Barking
Client:
LB Barking and Dagenham
Status:
Planning

The Cambridge road development is a residential led scheme with communal uses at ground level. Sited at the edge of Barking station it is ideally sited for a high density development. With a narrow site and in order to escape a traditional slab typology we introduced an aggregated arrangement of connected drums which combine efficiency of volume with natural dual aspect orientations.

Like organ pipes, the drums are composed with different heights with the lower roofs dedicated as communal terraces. The balconies add a further organic dimension which accentuates the horizontal connection between the five main drum elements. At ground level a generous lobby and a proposed Barking Bath spa ensure good active ground level frontage and a leisure destination for local community.