Prior to the high blocks of the 60s and 70s - at their best typified by Lasdun's Keeling House, now a feted and gated cluster of private apartments - the area was characterised by Victorian terraces. It is this typology and scale that the architects have reintroduced, creating eminently liveable places. The old street pattern is re-established.
The architects have carefully considered issues of public and private space, creating active frontages to streets, shared courts and private gardens. The architectural treatment is thoroughly contemporary with copper used to raise the material sense of the project across all tenure types. The overall sense of the development plan is one of modesty, intelligence and sensitivity to people and how they might live their lives.