Chobham Manor, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Newham, London, UK

Chobham Manor is part of a 100-hectare masterplan for the post Olympic games park drawn up by AECOM, Allies and Morrison, KCAP, Witherford Watson Mann, Maccreanor Lavington, Panter Hudspith, Caruso St John, VOGT and West 8.

 

The 800-home district is located between the Athletes’ Village and the Olympic Velodrome. Family housing will make up 70 per cent of the residences and 30 per cent of homes will be affordable. The competition sought proposals that would feature traditional family neighbourhoods with terraced houses and mews houses, all set within tree-lined avenues.

Studio Woodroffe Papa developed designs for the townhouses that could offer variety and flexibility, security and privacy. The townhouses bring the tradition of London’s best domestic architecture to Chobham Manor. These 21st Century terraces offer variety and flexibility so that they can fulfil the diverse lifestyles of contemporary families.

 

The house works a lot harder than it used to. A range of dwelling sizes from small 2 or 3 storey mews houses to 4 storey townhouses offer different types of amenity and levels of privacy and security to cater for big and small families. They are designed to be flexible and adaptable so that the family can spend a lifetime in them. Living areas and direct access to private outdoor space can be on multiple levels whilst creating active frontage and front doors on the street.

 

Cars, storage and recycling is secure. Large openings, carefully proportioned, can help to frame views and characterise internal living spaces while creating rhythm along street frontages. The use of bricks can be extended to external elements to accentuate the continuity between inside and outside and help define the public realm.

Chobham Manor, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Newham, London, UK

 

Client

Olympic Park Legacy Company

Developers

East Thames Housing Association, Countryside Properties

Programme

800 family houses

Design team

Studio Woodroffe Papa, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects, Grant Associates