This mixed-use residential apartment scheme will deliver 62 homes for our client Southern Housing Group.
The striking design of the residential tower with its modern façade and recessed balconies will add to the ongoing regeneration of this area of Bethnal Green. At street level a commercial space is to be created for our client to let out as an investment.
The challenge and solution
The site runs alongside an active rail line into Liverpool Street Station and as such is a very constrained site. In conjunction with our partner contractor, we overcame this along with a number of other technical challenges to de-risk the build of the eight-storey tower.
Delivering sustainability and social value
Energy efficiency for the development has been maximised through passive and active measures. These include energy-efficient heating and cooling systems by providing an onsite CHP communal energy centre, maximising daylight with dual aspect layouts for most dwellings, and achieving an efficient building fabric to meet greater standards than the building regulations require.
The proposed site area is efficiently used as 100% of the scheme will be constructed on previously developed land. The re-use of brownfield land to create new energy efficient sustainable dwellings is a strong part of V10’s agenda to overcome the housing shortage in London. Given the proximity to the railway, the development has been designed to be car free.
The residential scheme will be delivered across a range of tenures with Sothern Housing Group electing to incorporate a greater amount of affordable designated units over and above policy requirements. This approach accords with V10’s social values in providing people the opportunity to acquire a low-cost home.
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