Emerson Buildings, 568 Roman Road, E3Back
Contract Value: £1.9M
Form of Contract: JCT Standard Form With Contractors Design
The front façade retention of this existing 19th Century church sets this project apart from normal design and build mixed use developments.
The entire four storey front façade was required to be retained and fully restored while the rest of the building was carefully removed and new apartments and commercial units were built behind.
The project is situated on the famous Roman Road street market in London Bough of Tower Hamlets’ Conservation Area which restricted access to just 3 days a week as the project was land-locked on the three remaining sides.
The site was also of historical interest to English Heritage since the church ground had not been disturbed for thousands of years. Consequently, the Museum of London carried out an investigation, excavation, evaluation and publication of the site, concluding “the results are important as they contribute towards a greater understanding of Roman settlement and land use in the Old Ford area.”
During the design development process Quadrillion ingeniously introduced mezzanine floors to increase habitable floor areas thereby maximizing the potential of the development and greatly increasing the sale values of the 1 & 2 bed apartments above expectations.
Throughout the works Quadrillion engaged the local schools and community to ensure that the amazing historical interest and knowledge of this landmark project was shared and enjoyed by all.