Stitch’s bid-winning masterplan and design proposals for the regeneration of Becontree Heath bring together a number of disparate sites to create a cohesive and distinctive new streetscape in the heart of Dagenham. Our design approach was to create distinctive new street frontages that visually link the various sites together and bring front doors back to the street. The new homes and associated landscapes are attractive, robust and consistent, bringing a new character and identity to the area, and seamlessly integrating the new with the old.
The site’s urban context is beset with problems of poor legibility and the public realm is dominated by the car. However with recent new interventions a catalyst has been provided for the transformation of the space into a traditional ‘piece of town’, characterized by streets designed for all users, and framed by the active frontages of attractive new buildings accommodating high quality new homes.
The area benefits from a network of open spaces, a popular new leisure centre, and local townscape features all of which will combine with the proposed new family homes and front doors on the street, to create a desirable place to live.
Countryside Properties in partnership with LB Barking & Dagenham
LB Barking and Dagenham
Masterplanner and architect
Stitch and BTW bag planning for 170 Dagenham homes – Building Design Online, 3 July 2017
Stitch wins Dagenham estate regeneration contest – Architects Journal, 8 October 2015
Stitch picked for Dagenham redevelopment – Building Design, 8 October 2015