Located on the site of the much loved ‘Standard’, and popular music and comedy club dating back to the 60s; Blackhorse Lane project reinstates the Walthamstow institution as a basement venue, providing the cultural cornerstone of the development.

Project Details +

Project Details


CLIENT: The Collective

DATE: 2019-2021

STATUS: Schematic Design 

SIZE: 23,000sqm (300 rooms, 11,500 m2 Co-living, 750m2 Venue, 500m2 Cafe/Bar)

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ACME: Mahalah Attwell Thomas, Joao Bras, Stefano Dal Piva, Tim Laubinger, Duarte Lobo Antunes, Friedrich Ludewig, Alvaro Mandrazo, Vojtech Nemec, Francesco Trame


Acoustic: Gillieron Scott

Structural Engineer: AKTII 


Quantity Surveyor: Alinea Consulting

Planning Consultant: DP9

Highways:Caneparo Associates

Venue: Sound diplomacy

Daylight analysis:Watts

The site occupies a prominent corner on Blackhorse Lane tube station the first building will seen when emerging from the underground.

Exploring shared living, starting with the house share as a typical model for today, and adapting it to an urban scale. The project blurs the boundaries between private and communal, providing increased areas and types of amenities than a traditional house share, but maintaining intimate and domestic scales and atmospheres. At a time when you are often surrounded by people, but feel isolated, the project aims to allow people to meet through the design of shared, but mutually personal spaces.

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