Initially this appears to be a scheme of three small houses, but a closer look shows that it also includes a large office suite and a small gallery. These spaces are conventional and occupy a shell in the adjacent Redchurch Street. Both can be accessed from the ground floor of the first of the three houses in Chance Street. The houses themselves are on a very tight site, bounded by other buildings on three sides. Getting light into the rear of the site was a problem, solved by the introduction of 2x2m light wells at the rear of each house. The ground floor serves as work or studio space, with bedrooms above and the living spaces on the top. This arrangement is severely compromised in the first house due to the need to access the adjacent commercial premises. Externally a dark brick is used to fit the context, but the elevations are given some sparkle by the use of folded and perforated brass gates/screens, which are used to hide small external secure storage areas for bins and bikes.