The Philip Morris Court site was previously occupied by a vacant single storey community building on a plot to the north east of a major roundabout in Laindon. In common with similar junctions in the Basildon area, the existing urban form was fragmented with some buildings facing roads, whilst others faced away to smaller access routes.
The curved terrace of 6 wide-frontage houses for rent, reinforces the street frontage of the High Road to the west, whilst providing a discrete location for car parking behind. The end houses face north and south to increase natural surveillance and their different roof alignments define the ends of the terrace.
Private rear gardens are sheltered from traffic noise and provide a safe area for children to play.
The traditional forms and materials echo those used on older buildings nearby and follow the principles of the Essex Design Guide.