GRID has been selected by affordable housing provider Circle Housing and leading developer Crest Nicholson to be architects for the redevelopment of the former London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green. The selection followed a limited competition with Mccreanor Lavington, Sheppard Robson and HawkinsBrown. There are many existing buildings on the site, mostly post war, including the original 1851 façade which will be retained and restored. The GRID design creates a number of character courtyard spaces with extensive landscaping. GRID’s Chris Cockrell will be leading the project.