Last week whilst the sun shone we took the drone out to record the progress of this mixed-use scheme which will deliver 100 dwellings in Burnt Oak for our client Network Homes.
This exemplar landmark building, designed by dRMM Architects, sits prominently on Edgware Road and will contain a major food retail store at ground level. The building mass is intricately designed across two distinct apartment blocks containing one, two and three-bedroom homes.
V10 successfully unlocked a problematic brownfield site with many land acquisition and build challenges. The project delivered an impressive sustainable community for Network Homes while arranging the hand back of the commercial zones to the sellers on a pre-let basis. This is an approach we have become expertly accustomed to, being involved in many similar mixed-use schemes in London.
The scheme at Edgware Road reuses an existing brownfield site that contained dilapidated buildings. Energy efficient features are incorporated into the design to address internal overheating and reduce carbon emissions, while the design also minimises noise pollution. Flood risk has been managed through sustainable drainage systems and the scheme uses local suppliers for the procurement of materials.
Residents benefit from a thoughtfully landscaped courtyard garden arranged centrally between apartment blocks. This ornate amenity area has been carefully designed and contains planting areas that promote biodiversity while creating a tranquil zone for people to relax and enjoy the space.
The tenures have been selected by our client to meet local housing needs and create an additional quantum of affordable homes within the scheme over and above planning policy requirements. These objectives align with V10’s social values in creating opportunities for people to take their first step onto the property ladder.
Karl Timberlake, Land & New Business Director at V10 Homes, commented: “It’s always a great moment when a building, which forever seems to have been on an architects’ planning drawing, finally takes shape…and the best is yet to come. drMM Architects designed a truly stunning scheme with facades which will make this an iconic development in the true sense. Indeed, our development partners, Network Homes, have named the scheme ‘Icon’. Very fitting!”