Macpherson Apartments, Bethnal Green

In partnership with Bethnal Green Mission Church, Thornsett completed this award-winning development of 15 apartments and church/youth/community facilities a stones throw from Bethnal Green tube station. The small site footprint has been efficiently utilised to replace a former 1950's building which had fallen into disrepair. Located in the centre of the Bethnal Green Gardens Conservation Area, the scheme is surrounded by listed buildings, including the V&A Museum of Childhood and St John at Bethnal Green. The project also sees the revitalisation of Paradise Gardens to the front of the development, with a new route running through it to increase public use. Construction completed in July 2018.

Benefits for Client

  • New state-of-the-art church and community space 
  • New vicarage
  • New café and office space

The Development

  • 15 apartments including a new vicarage
  • New church, community space and café 
  • Gross Development Value: £10m

Development Features

  • Exposed concrete to church and offices
  • RIBA London 2019 award winner
  • Scandinavian inspired interior design for the apartments.
Thornsett are developers that ‘get’ people and buildings and what is needed to make even the most complicated sites and circumstances a success. The whole team at Thornsett have worked with tireless energy, creativity and integrity to provide us with a magnificent new church and residential space.
— Mike Houston, Church Minister, Bethnal Green Mission Church