This development provides 60 new homes for Westminster City Council, of which 19 units are affordable tenure and 41 for private sale. The intention is to repair the street edges around the site, re-establishing the urban block at an appropriate density for its central London location. Using varying heights and materials to help knit together the rapidly evolving streetscape, the formality of the facades reduces as you move away from the main road.
Changes in level are utilised to define the public/private boundary with a new active street frontage along Edgware Road. The building encloses a communal garden for the residents, linking in to future proposals for a “Green Spine” public realm improvement.
|Client – Westminster City Council/Osborne|
|Structural Engineer – Robert Bird|
|M&E – CBG Consultants|
|Status – On site April 2019|
|Number of residential units – 60|
|Commercial Unit – 2|
|Gross internal floor area – 7,683sqm|
|Sustainability rating – London Plan ‘Zero Carbon Homes’ (targeted to reach a minimum 20% reduction in carbon emissions over Part L 2013, plus offset payments for the remainder)|
|CGIs: Photon Studios|