Claredale Street Housing
Claredale Street Housing is the first phase of the regeneration of the Mansford Estates and Peachey Edwards, providing 77 homes in an estate of over 700 residences in a deprived area of Tower Hamlets, East London. Claredale Street Housing replaces Bradley House, an 8-storey Brutalist block, introducing high quality mixed-tenure housing and greater permeability into the estate. Conceived as an urban courtyard with inhabited edges, the scheme seeks to humanise the estate by creating a smaller more intimate mini-neighbourhood that includes a range of new public, shared and private spaces. The design emulates the pattern of the Victorian East End terraces that characterise the wider area, continuing through to the proportions of window and balcony openings, helping to activate and reconnect the estate with the nearby Victorian and Edwardian neighbourhoods. Greater London Authority Planning Department described it as 'One of the best examples of estate regeneration.'