Coleman Street, Southend-on-Sea

The brief covered a number of redundant and failing site is in the borough of Southend and consider possible alternative uses and provide additional social housing. The site at Coleman Street is at the base and elevated podium section of a number of 1970s built tower blocks which has failed as a social space and reconsider how the space could be redesigned to mitigate the social problems they cause. The view shown illustrates how a new public frontage can be created providing facilities at ground floor level with social housing above. Other parts of the project explored using the elevated pavilion deck as part of a new fitness centre which would incorporate new concierge services at the base of the tower blocks. This site was one of 12 considered in the Southend district. The scheme would be financed through a mixture of private funding social housing funding and some local authority seed funding.