The 109 flats are organised in two buildings that step up the slope from a quiet local park to front onto the busier Wincheslsea Road.
The southern building gathers apartments around a south-facing, shared courtyard whilst the northern building opens onto a garden space next to the neighbouring church. Ground floor apartments are entered directly off the street via a front garden space, bringing activity to all frontages. Similarly the upper apartments are accessed from a new, pedestrian Circus space that creates a gathering hub for the building as well as a new, public route for the wider community.
Brick bays and recessed terraces create layered façades with a striking vertical rhythm designed to sit well alongside the terraced houses that surround the site.
The Circus is finished in a richly coloured glazed tile that unites the two buildings around the central civic space.