BuckleyGrayYeoman is currently working with Obsidian Group on plans for the regeneration of 6.6 acres of Forest Gate Town Centre, London. Masterplanned by BuckleyGrayYeoman, the scheme proposes a new ‘Community Street’, approximately 850 homes and shops, restaurants and cafes along with public space and play areas. The strategic objective is to ensure the area can take full advantage of the arrival of Crossrail in 2017. An important aspect of the brief is to preserve the best of the existing fabric and create a variety of new buildings that will restore the Victorian ‘urban village’ feel of the area. The practice is also the architect for two new buildings in the first phase of development, a 155 unit residential building and a five-storey mixed use block. Both buildings sit within the Woodgrange Conservation Area.