The Silk District, Whitechapel
L&Q / Mount Anvil
Whitechapel Central is set to transform a former Safestore facility into a new urban quarter, with 30% of the site dedicated to new public realm. 564 new homes – 149 of which will be affordable housing – and commercial space including flexible office space for SMEs, shops, a gym and a cafe sit around a new public square and landscaped walking routes. Straddling two conservation areas, the design concept focuses on connectivity and permeability, introducing new pedestrianised streets and squares. Waldrams provided substantial input to design this high density scheme to allow good levels of daylight and sunlight internally and to the neighbouring properties whilst maintaining significant height and massing.