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Wood Vale
Forest Hill, London


Project Description

Some of the first Council owned social housing to be developed in Lewisham for over 30 years, this project replaces a number of old, under-used garages with 9 new affordable flats and 8 private houses. It develops one of a series of design feasibilities that we have done for Lewisham Council, working closely with residents and planners to understand context, constraints and local needs. The buildings are of textured brick with copper coloured, anodised aluminium metalwork and are built into the sloping site to protect sight lines. Improved landscaping and access provide a communal green space that can be enjoyed by residents.

Client – Lewisham Homes
M&E – Etude
Contractor – Bonds Builders and Contractors Limited
Status – On site (completion March 2017)
Number of residential units – 17
Gross internal floor area – 1,912sqm
Construction cost – £3.4m
Sustainability rating – Code 4 for Sustainable Homes and Lifetime Homes Standard
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