The Atrium Building at Canning Town's East City Point Shortlisted Twice at London LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018
The Atrium Building at Canning Town East City Point, designed for Countryside by Shepheard Epstein Hunter, has been announced as a finalist in two categories: ‘Best High Volume New Housing Development’ and ‘Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development’ at the London LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018.
With a view of the London Olympic Legacy Park and the City, the Atrium Building forms the focal point of the first phase of the Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration project, known as East City Point (ECP).
The 153-apartment Atrium Building, which provides 92 private homes and 61 identical affordable homes within the same building, is next to the newly created Keir Hardie Primary School and thriving new community facilities which form the heart of ECP. The transport links are second to none, it is close to the A13, while the DLR and the Jubilee Line at Canning Town station and City Airport are nearby.
The Atrium Building is contemporary in character with a marked contrast between the masonry southern face with paisley patterned balconies and elegant north facing glass façade, glass balustrade walkways, bridges and a central winter garden for the shared use of the residents. Despite being built by the busy A13, walkways are protected from pollution and noise by a glazed wall.
All homes have been built to Lifetime Homes’ standards, while 10 per cent are suitable for people with disabilities. When complete in May 2018, Countryside together with Newham Council and Affinity Sutton will have provided a total of 649 mixed-tenure new homes, a new primary school and also a new energy centre.
The London LABC Building Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements in the construction industry. They reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, and partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile. The winners will be announced at a glittering award ceremony held at the Guild Hall on Friday 11 May 2018.
Robert Wilkinson, Managing Director for East London at Countryside Partnerships South, said: “A double shortlisting is a wonderful achievement, and testament to Shepheard Epstein Hunter’s meticulous design process and the quality of The Atrium Building. The combination of a glazed atrium and access walkways on this urban scale has not, to our knowledge, been done before.
At Countryside, our ethos focuses on the wellbeing of residents and the community at any development, and The Atrium Building at East City Point is no different. The quality of housing is consistent across all housing types and we are proud to be bringing more communal facilities and amenities to the area, nurturing stronger bonds amongst the community. We haven’t just built houses, we have created sustainable homes in a flourishing part of the capital.”