09 - 01 - 2024
We are delighted to announce that we have recently submitted our sustainable scheme of 38 affordable homes, Farnborough House, for planning.
Designed for London Borough of Wandsworth, the scheme will provide three new 5-storey buildings on underutilised sites within the Alton Estate in Roehampton. Designed to Passivhaus Classic Standard and by following the London Plan’s Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green energy hierarchy, Farnborough House achieves an overall saving in regulated carbon emissions of 80%. Significant carbon reduction features include PV Panels on biodiverse green roofs, and inclusion of Brise soleil and louvres for heat reduction. Other sustainable measures implemented include a strong SUDs strategy and high scoring Urban Green Factor and Biodiversity Net Gain.
The development and associated landscape improvements will enhance connections between the wider community through new routes, a new play area sitting centrally between the new blocks, as well as a communal kitchen garden containing allotments in planters for all residents to enjoy.
The homes at Farnborough House have been designed in collaboration with an occupational therapist, enabling 34 of the affordable homes to be designed to M4(2) accessible standards and the remaining 4 homes specifically designed to M4(3) standards for wheelchair users.
The proposed blocks have been carefully designed to weave in with the character of the surrounding estate with contemporary references to architectural features on existing blocks through, for example, brick tones, fenestration arrangement and material choice.
Farnborough House is one of a number of developments BPTW is designing for the London Borough of Wandsworth, including specialist housing scheme, Bessborough Road. We look forward to the scheme going to committee later this year.