Redeveloping an underused space in Tower Hamlets, Watts Grove is a contemporary development that has delivered 148 affordable homes including family houses and apartments. The industry-recognised design draws inspiration from the borough's history and the needs of the community.

ClientLB Tower Hamlets
Number of Homes 148
Tenure Mix 100% affordable
Site Size 0.747 ha
Completion Date Spring 2018

Watts Grove was recently recognised by the NLA as a leading example of public housing in London. Situated in Tower Hamlets, Watts Grove forms an architectural response to the historic fabric of the area and offers a mix of housing typologies to address the requirements of a diverse community. Complementing its surrounding environment, the houses and apartment blocks – ranging in height from 3 to 7 storeys – connect to the existing streets whilst introducing a new home zone that assists in reducing the urban block.

A large central courtyard space connects to the existing and new movement routes offering amenity space to residents, encouraging interaction and cohesion. Reflecting the local vernacular, brick is the predominant material used and emphasised through detailing to the structural openings.