Bata Mews is a development of 50 houses for Hexa Homes on the site of the former Bata shoe factory in East Tilbury, Essex. We delivered a range of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom houses that are influenced by the factory’s Modernist style architecture.
The factory was built in 1933 by Czech industrialist Thomas Bata. During the 1930s his company became one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers and retailers – and the East Tilbury factory was at the centre of their UK operations.
The site has four listed factory buildings and required a contextually sensitive housing scheme that would sit comfortably within the wider East Tilbury (Bata) Conservation Area. Given the site’s historic significance, Historic England were involved throughout the design and planning process.
The design was taken to planning level by RAW Architecture, and developed and realised on site by LOM. We adopted a standardised design approach to achieve a simplicity of form throughout Bata Mews, while simultaneously delivering a cost-efficient build for the developer.