This housing scheme is part of the borough’s ambitious plans to provide more than 750 high-quality, genuinely affordable homes – far below the private market rate at London Affordable Rent. Phase 1a: Bowness Close; Strongbow Road; Pulteney Mews and Charles Folkard Mews are complete.
The scheme provides for many of the families and individuals most in need of housing and delivers significant improvements to the existing public realm with additional space for play and recreation, for the benefit of new and existing residents alike.
Constructed entirely from offsite methods of manufacturing, the scheme exceptionally benchmarks high environmental credentials.
shedkm, working with Elkins Construction, are delivering over 200 of the target number of homes, located at nine sites across the borough. A key aspiration was to challenge design stereotypes of socially rented housing, with a focus on the quality and generosity of inside space. Despite the constrained nature of both sites, each home has been designed with large, picture windows to maximise natural light and with simple, spacious and practical interiors. Living areas and bedrooms have been designed with views connecting to the gardens, communal outdoor areas, and wider site. Window arrangements, tree planting and adjacencies to pavements strike a balance between individual privacy and connections to the street.