New London Architecture

Orwell House

Built

Orwell House is a 6-storey, 100% affordable residential building within the Dorset Estate. The lively facades of the 20 homes reinterpret the patterning of the surrounding postwar estate.
NEW LONDON AWARDS 2021

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2021

Shortlisted in the HOUSING category

Orwell House sits within the Dorset Estate, a notable post-war estate by celebrated architect Berthold Lubetkin, on a brownfield site of a former surface car park. Responding to the distinctive estate, the 6-storey building squarely addresses the park in a wedge shape form that ties together the geometry of neighbouring buildings. Orwell House accommodates five 1-bedroom,
nine 2 bed and six 3-bed flats including two wheelchair-accessible flats on the ground floor. Helping to address local housing shortages, all of the homes are provided at the Boroughs approved rental level, which include LAR.

Vote for this project in the 'People's Choice award. The voting deadline is 1 November 2021.

Project information

Status

Built

Borough

Tower Hamlets

Size

1910 sq m

Completion

July 2020


Location

7 Baroness Rd, London E2 7PW, UK


Team Credits

Structural Engineer

Conisbee

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

Couch Perry Wilkes

Contractor

Bouygues UK

M&E / Sustainability Engineer

AGP


Last updated on

16/09/2021


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