Blackhorse Mills
Walthamstow

Client
Legal & General

Project Status
Appointed 2016
Completed 2020

Number of apartments
479

Services
Apartment Planning. Apartment Design. Amenity Design. Client Monitoring Services. FF&E. Dressing.

Team
Architect: Assael
Structural Engineer: Aecom
Environmental Engineer: Hoare Lea
Project Manager: Cast
Quantity Surveyor: Cast
Landscape Architect: BCA Landscape

Project description

Situated on the edge of the 520 acre Walthamstow Wetlands, one of the largest urban wetland nature reserves in Europe. Blackhorse Mills is Legal & General’s flagship Build to Rent project.

We were invited to design the interiors of all 479 apartments and 11,000 sqft of shared amenity spaces plus all the front of house areas in between.

Our response was to dramatically reorganise the shared spaces, changing the scale to balance grandeur with homeliness, focusing on creating vibrant spaces which encourage togetherness and fostered community.

As well as creating a more open and flowing amenity space, the changes reduced the overall area allowing us to incorporate an additional 13 apartments into our proposals.