Carpenters Estate, London, UK

The Carpenters Estate is a mixed community of housing, business space, parks and open spaces, a school and Building Crafts College. Constructed in 1968-72 the neighbourhood comprises of 710 dwellings across a 28acre site. The dwellings are made up of three multi-storey towers and low-rise 2-3 storey housing/apartments.

Populo (London Borough of Newham’s development company) appointed Tibbalds/Campbell Reith in a Joint Venture to create a new masterplan vision to restore the estate, which puts ‘residents at the heart of everything we do’. Metropolitan Workshop and Proctor & Matthews Architects were appointed as joint Lead Masterplanners to develop a hybrid masterplan planning application.




Image credits: Metropolitan Workshop, PMA and Andrew Chard

Plan A’s Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and implement design procedures and protocols that were specifically tailored for Carpenters Estate.
  • Design Programmes were produced and updated regularly for each phase of the project showing client decisions, indication of information release, information required, design fixes, approval dates and dependencies, as necessary.
  • In line with client defined requirements a monthly report was prepared with input from the consultant team.
  • Project: Carpenters Estate, London, UK

  • Sector: Masterplan

  • Architect: Metropolitan Workshop / Proctor & Matthews Architects

  • Client: Populo

  • Size: 115,000sqm / 28acres

  • Structural Engineer: Campbell Reith

  • MEP Engineer: XCO2

  • Plan A Appointed: Stage 1 - Stage 2

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