24 Walden Street

2011–12, terraced house designed by Ettwein Bridges Architects LLP on a site damaged in the Second World War. | Part of 18–26 Walden Street

18–26 Walden Street
Contributed by Survey of London on Feb. 17, 2020

Early nineteenth-century houses at 18–26 Walden Street were cleared after bomb damage in the Second World War. The site was acquired for redevelopment by the London Development Agency, which had plans for a bioenterprises centre for Queen Mary University of London. After resistance from the Spitalfields Trust over the prospective demolition of 33–43 Turner Street and 19–25 Varden Street, the site of Nos 18–26 was sold with a construction brief to the Network Housing Group to provide affordable housing. Four terraced houses faced with yellow London stock bricks and partially weatherboarded at the rear were built in 2011–12 to designs by Ettwein Bridges Architects with Airey Miller Partnership as consulting engineers and Tulley De’Ath as structural engineers.1

  1. Tower Hamlets planning applications online: www.ebarch.com, The Telegraph, 17 Aug 2019: Evening Standard, 16 July 2003: www.thespitalfieldstrust.com/project/turner-varden-streets-london