In 2001 Ocean Estate was described by the BBC as “one of the most deprived in Britain, ravaged by poverty, crime and drug use”. Work on the £220m regeneration project is now close to completion, delivering more than a thousand new homes and refurbishing 1200 existing properties. The environment is radically changing in appearance, quality of facilities, and communal opportunities. Building styles do not distinguish between tenure types. Clients: East Thames Housing Group, First Base, Bellway Homes, Wates Living Space, Spitalfields Housing Association Architects: Levitt Bernstein