Last week two bptw schemes were listed in the Top 50 UK Affordable Housing Developments. The awards, organised by Inside Housing magazine, recognise the very best affordable schemes in the UK, with the best schemes selected by a panel of senior housing and regeneration professionals using stringent judging criteria including design, planning and sustainability.
Ivydale Road in Southwark is a scheme comprising 12 three and four bedroom houses and two one-bedroom apartments. Designed for Family Mosaic, the development replaces derelict bungalows on a site adjoining the Nunhead Cemetery conservation area with homes designed to reflect the architecture of the existing terrace pattern. Homes are built in timber frame with traditional brick cladding and achieve Code Level 4. bptw were responsible for both the planning and technical design on the project, working with contractor Kind and Co during the post-contract phases.
Isobel Place in Tottenham was part of a strategy to safeguard the adjacent Edwardian grade II listed Tottenham Town Hall and provides 12 houses and 97 apartments. Designed for Newlon Housing Trust on the site of the former Clyde Road depot, the apartment blocks have been designed sensitively to complement the historic building and are arranged around two large south facing courtyards which provide amenity space for residents. The larger courtyard to the west of the site is arranged around a retained façade of the former central depot clock tower range, which has been refurbished and converted into a terrace of houses. bptw were retained by contractor United House for the post-contract phases of the project which was commended by Steve Douglas, Chair of the Judges who commented:
“ A great example of retaining heritage while embracing modern thinking. Proof that inner-city housing can be creative”
Images: Ivydale Road CGI by CGI Design, and the retained central depot clock tower range and new apartments at Isobel Place