17 - 03 - 2021
BPTW has received unanimous planning approval at committee from Hounslow Council to build 5 affordable homes in Brentford. Part of Hounslow Council’s 5000 pledge which aims to deliver an additional 5000 new and affordable homes by 2022, this project is the first in a wider body of work that BPTW will undertake for the Council across several sites working as both architects and planning consultants.
Located on the corner of Orchard Road and Windmill Road, the site will comprise of three and four-bedroom homes, all of which will feature open living space, inset entrances to create convenient cycle and bin storage, as well as rear gardens benefitting from natural sunlight and a mixture of paved and lawn areas.
Other key design features include portrait windows with surrounds in contrasting colours, paired entrance porches, and a variety of light and dark buff brick which reflect the character of neighbouring properties. Other special architectural features include a white quoin integrated into the end of terrace house.
With sustainability being a core part of our ongoing work with Hounslow Council, the scheme will create a zero carbon development using a simple building design that will minimise heat loss and maximise energy efficiency. Other integral sustainability features include zero carbon technologies such as an air source heat pump to provide hot water and heating, and photovoltaic panels on the roof to supply low carbon electricity. As a result of these features, the design aims to exceed the London Energy Transformation Initiative.
Neill Campbell, Partner, Architecture at BPTW, said:
“Orchard Road represents the start of a collaboration with Hounslow Council to help them meet their 5000 pledge. The project also represents BPTW’s continued presence at the forefront of helping councils to deliver affordable homes. We look forward to continuing to work with the Council to develop more housing that responds to local needs.”