- Location : Basildon, UK
- Date : 2021 - current
- Client : Basildon Borough Council
- Project Status : Planning
Proposals have been submitted for planning and listed building consent for this Grade II listed 1960s brutalist tower building which sits in its prominent position at the eastern end of Basildon Town Square. The tower was originally designed to introduce high density residential accommodation into the town centre and visually, to provide a dominant vertical landmark that would counterbalance the predominantly horizontal emphasis of the surrounding commercial buildings.
This REGENERATION and adaptive re-use project consists of general refurbishment and upgrade works, along with a proposed new intervention at ground level, partially infilling the space beneath the existing 14 storey tower building, which has been sympathetically designed to enable the striking v-shaped concrete pilotis that support the building to remain the prominent feature, as one of the main elements which contributes to the building’s historic significance.
The new ground level intervention will provide universal accessibility, and associated facilities, to all residents of Brooke House and improved fire safety and escape at the southern end of the building which, in conjunction with the rest of the proposed works, will contribute to the long-term, SUSTAINABLE re-use of this important listed building.