Postmark residential development is part of the Mount Pleasant Masterplan in Islington, London, and forms an enclosure around the reconfigured Royal Mail sorting office facilities at Mount Pleasant.
White Ink were appointed by Taylor Wimpey Central London to develop the original concept design, by WilkinsonEyre and Allies and Morrison, to technical design and tender stage. Through optimisation of all apartment layouts White Ink have added value by improving accessibility and aligning the design with current Taylor Wimpey Central London standards.
CGIs courtesy of Taylor Wimpey Central London.
Five separate blocks ranging from 4 – 11 storeys in height will provide 336 new homes of mixed tenure, ground floor retail units and an office building arranged around a new public square.
The apartment design has been developed in accordance with the relevant housing standards, regulations and design guides whilst resolving all the critical interfaces associated with forming a boundary around the Royal Mail’s working service yard.
A raised, community amenity space is created over the top of part of the Royal Mail’s operations and the remainder is covered with an extensive green roof planted with a flowering meadow, providing both acoustic separation and a visual amenity to residents.
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”