Burlington Green Official Opening
Burlington Green was officially opened by Ealing’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Hitesh Tailor, at the beginning of the month. The development, in Chiswick, is One Housing Group’s first in Ealing and provides 56 apartments in a mix of tenures with 1000 sqm of commercial space at ground and (part) first floor levels. TM Architects designed the building to complement the adjacent Nature Reserve and Grade II listed tube station. This challenging site required a carefully considered design response which was acknowledged by a Planning Inspector granting an appeal on design grounds in 2009. Speeches were made by Cllr Tailor, the Development Director of One Housing Group, Alan Williams, and the MD of Allenbuild South East, Andrew Dudley. Guided tours were given of the show flat, an affordable rent apartment and the splendid roof gardens.
Photo © Will Amlot Photography
Coles Green Court
TM Architects’ planning application for the redevelopment of Coles Green Court for Network Housing Group went before Brent’s Planning Sub-Committee on 20 June and received a unanimous vote in favour of approval.
The scheme, in Dollis Hill, will replace an outdated and sub-standard, tenement-type residential block with 38 new homes that fully meet the criteria of the Interim London Housing Design Guide. The proposals will replace the existing flats with a high proportion of large family dwellings, including four 4-bedroomed family houses with private gardens. The scheme includes high quality landscape design, also by TM Architects, which will include community allotments and fruit trees.
Ewart House Award
On 15 May, TM Architects’ Extra Care and Affordable Housing project in Harrow, Ewart and Abigail House, was awarded a Commendation by Harrow Heritage Trust, as part of their ‘Architectural and Environmental Award’ scheme.
Run by Harrow Heritage Trust and the Harrow Observer, and supported by Harrow Council, it was the 27th year of the biannual awards, which aim to encourage the highest design standards, and give public recognition to projects large or small, which have enhanced areas within the London Borough of Harrow.
This the second award granted to the scheme, which won the category of ‘Best New Place to Live in London’ in the Mayor of London Planning Awards 2011.
The proposed redevelopment of Redmayne House was approved by Lambeth’s planning sub-committee at their meeting on 21 February. The scheme, designed by TM Architects for Community Trust Housing (CTH, part of the Network Housing Group), will provide 30 new apartments for private sale on a site bordering the Stockwell Park Conservation Area.
The project will be implemented as a phase of the Stockwell Park Estate regeneration programme, and the profit generated from the Redmayne House site will be used to fund the development of social rented accommodation elsewhere on the estate.
A CTH Director praised the design and commented that TM Architects’ ”…professionalism and dedication to the project is exemplary”.