Client: Blackstone / Bellway
Location: London, UK
Status: Completed 2014
Client – Town Planning: Blackstone
Client – Delivery: Bellway
Planning Consultant: CBRE
Cost Consultant: E C Harris
Services Engineers: MTT
Landscape Architect: Charles Funke Associates
Residential Consultant: Jones Lang Lasalle
Affordable Housing Consultancy: Jones Lang Lasalle
Environmental: Waterman Energy, Environment & Design
Flanagan Lawrence were appointed to deliver a residential scheme on a largely disused narrow industrial site which had reached the end of its useful life and was making little or no contribution to the local area.
The largely car free scheme provides a total of 124 residential apartments, of which 91 are market units and 33 are affordable, together with 1,067 sqm of non-residential B1 space and D1 Class uses, and disabled residential car parking.
The development is designed to be tenure blind externally, and responds to the opportunities presented by the differing aspects of the site. It is situated between a railway viaduct to the north and a nature reserve to the south, and is configured internally to ensure that all living spaces face south, to benefit from the open views out over the nature reserve.
The apartments are either single aspect (south facing), or otherwise dual aspect, with some even enjoying triple aspect. Living rooms feature larger windows – maximising natural daylight within the apartments and enhancing the connection with the greenery of the outside nature reserve; whilst bedrooms face northwards and have smaller windows set within deeper reveals to give a greater sense of privacy and security.
Having achieved planning permission in mid 2012, the site was subsequently sold to Bellway. Flanagan Lawrence were then appointed by Bellway to deliver a series of key details for the building’s envelope from which Bellway built out the scheme.