The Horizon Building
Formerly known as Valentine’s House, the existing office building will be converted into 122 new homes, which have already been pre-sold, and 16,000 sq. ft of ground floor retail space. Farrells have proposed stripping the building back to the shell and re-modelling it, opening up the building to create more space, balconies, a landscaped roof garden and four storey extensions. The concept design for recladding the existing building façade, order of window openings, external balconies and materiality was derived by responding to the existing structure, site context and the local history of Ilford. The team is currently on site with projected completion date in June 2018.
“Farrells didn’t come to the table with pre-determined ideas and pre-determined concepts, but researched the project, the local community and the history of Ilford, and allowed that to influence the design”
– Mark Richardson, Director of Delivery at U+I