Our client wished to develop an existing brownfield site with a blend of residential and community uses. Our appointment to the project has seen us undertake several studies to deliver this ambition.
With a vision for two residential towers set in an existing landscape with mature trees and space for overflow parking for the local Gurdwara, our client proposed a phased approach to the development in response to economic constraints.
The development of the site is split into two phases :
Phase 1 includes the creation of a six-storey apartment building comprising twenty apartments at the south west corner of the site and establishes formalised car parking serving both the residential development and overflow parking for the local Gurdwara. Phase 1 is an affordable rent scheme.
Phase 2 establishes an apartment building of around twelve-stories alongside a two storey community building.
It is envisaged that both phases of the masterplan proposals will sit comfortably within these surroundings.
Initially, Phase 1 will sit well locally with the low and mid-rise development of the immediate surroundings. The later Phase 2 will connect more broadly at an urban scale with the city, appearing as a new addition to the family of towers across the city.
Phase 1 of the project has been submitted for planning approval.
Careful studies of local context and in depth conversations with our client have informed this simple apartment block comprising twenty affordable family apartments. Each apartment is cleverly designed to provide large windows on two sides in addition to their spacious corner balconies. An extensive landscape proposal softens the environment, increases biodiversity and encourages a connection to nature, new trees are planted alongside landscaped gardens to create a buffer to the arterial road into the city centre.
The proposals incorporate a communal air source heat pump system, MVHR, solar panels, a high performance building fabric and triple glazed windows.
Architect: Singh Fudge Architects
Planning Consultant: Agility Planning & Design
Structure, Civils & MEP Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers
Quantity Surveyors: PCP Surveyors
Landscape: Studio GB
CDM: Stroma Built Environment
Approved Inspector: Stroma Built Environment
Transport: HUB Transport
Air Quality: NoiseAir
Noise Impact: NoiseAir
Sustainability: Pro Sustainability
Biodiversity/ Ecology/Trees: Dr Bodner
Model: Unit 22 Modelmakers
Photography: Kilian O'Sullivan
Singh Fudge Architects
15 Teddington Business Park