This large scale 12-storey, mixed-use, high-rise residential apartment scheme will deliver 100 dwellings for our client Network Homes.
The 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.
The challenge and solution
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.
Delivering sustainability and social value
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 be able 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 on the property ladder.
Performance against V10’s sustainability benchmarks
- Use of Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficient Homes
- Landscaped area provided
- Use of MMC
- Existing Habitats protected
- Net bio-diversity gain
- Reuse of brownfield land
- Flood defense enhancements
- C02 Vehicle reduction measures
- Remediation of contaminted site
- Training contribution
- Apprentice contribution
- Local supplier opportunity
- Local trades opportunity
- Employment/commercial outlets
- Community infrastructure levy
- Increased council tax receipts
- Stamp duty receipts
- New homes bonus
- Sustained boost to local economy