Blackhorse Mills

Legal & General’s flagship Build to Rent scheme regenerates a former industrial estate on the edge of Walthamstow’s reservoirs into a unique waterside community. Working with the team, we created a bespoke furniture package for the homes and communal areas.

Legal & General
Lister + Lister
London, UK
Blackhorse Mills interior
Blackhorse Mills interior 2

Designed with sustainability and community at its heart, Blackhorse Mills was the first build to rent scheme awarded the Home Quality Mark (HQM). HQM drives practice across a range of sustainability elements, including health and wellbeing, smart technologies and sustainable transport.

Given the nature of the scheme, we selected durable, well-made pieces that can be easily updated for future refreshes. We also designed a bespoke bed and sofa, working directly with factories to refine the design and prepared prototypes for our client to test out and give feedback before going into production.

Blackhorse Mills bar

There were challenges on the road to delivery, including COVID-19 distancing protocols and procedures. We overcame them all, working late nights and changing the installation pattern to stay on programme.

What the client thought

What I liked about working with TFP is their unique ability to source at every level of the furniture market. Through their brand partnerships, we were able to add value to our development - and we were also able to design some of our own pieces via TFP’s global factory connections, allowing us total control over the design.

James Edmunds, — Creative Lead, Legal & General BTR

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