Imperial Street, Bromley-by-Bow
Imperial Street is a canal-side residential scheme in Bromley-by-Bow designed by bptw partnership and Pitman Tozer Architects. Marking the start of a significant regeneration of the area, the scheme was commissioned by landowner and property developer Lindhill Properties Ltd. It forms the first phase of detailed design proposals within a larger masterplan, developed in a collaborative effort by the five landowners present across the site.
Sharing an open collaborative process, the scheme developed into proposals across two plots, with bptw and Pitman Tozer Architects taking a lead on each. Both are a response to their immediate context, inspired by their relationship with one another within the masterplan and wider area. With 407 dwellings featuring a mix of tenure and typology, and a series of ground floor commercial spaces, the aim is to replace the existing scaffolding yard, by facilitating the building of a new, diverse community. Adjacent to the Three Mills Conservation Area across the river, the landscaping responds to the context of the River Lea and develops a design born of its wetland setting.