Burrell Foley Fischer was selected by the Estate Steering Group (working with EastendHomes) to develop a masterplan and design proposals to RIBA Stage C for St George’s Estate in Shadwell, London. The brief from EastendHomes called for extensive consultation with the estate’s residents, a third of whom are leaseholders within a significant Bengali community, and the preparation of a masterplanning report. Burrell Foley Fischer’s design proposals were included in the offer document on which Council tenants based their ‘yes’ vote to transfer the management of the estate from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to EastendHomes.
St George’s Estate has 500 residential units which are to be brought into line with the standards set out in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Decent Homes policy. Proposals explored how to make the best use of available land to improve the organisation of public and private space. The homes are to be set in surroundings that people value and enjoy, but which also offer a long-term sustainable future for St George’s.