Volvo Garage Chigwell
High Street Renewal
177 High Road, London IG7
High street focused residentially led mixed-use development
White Square Developments
Challenging topography combined with complex local conditions gave rise to a meticulously developed and sensitively balanced architectural proposal, mixing forms and massing in response to contrasting urban constraints.
Reinvigorating an existing Volvo garage and fully hard-surfaced surroundings, 177 High Road will provide 37 new residential apartments and 500m2 commercial/retail space. Whilst integrating measure to achieve a high-level of sustainability within the main building a smaller block at the rear of the site will achieve Zero-Carbon and act a precedent to sustainable design within the district.
Located within metres of Chigwell LU Station this redevelopment will act as an important gateway and catalyst to the reinvigoration of the high street. Providing substantial energy to its immediate surroundings, redevelopment will also contribute significantly to the existing urban grain, enhancing pedestrian flow and connectivity within the community.