The project involved the redevelopment of a brownfield industrial site at the end of a residential street in Coulsdon, South London. The prominent location at the focal point on the street resulted in extensive consultation with local community stakeholders to ensure the proposal would complement the street scene and enhance the local area.
Due to the previous industrial use a large amount of contamination was present on site which was was rectified as part of the development. Several sustainable technologies were utilised, some of which are often overlooked in developments of this size. These included integrated solar panels in the roof, MVHR units and a large attenuation tank to reduce surface runoff.
The completed homes were finished to a very high standard and are a testament to the collaboration and enthusiasm expressed by all the stakeholders throughout the project. This positive outcome was further enabled by a client who understood and was committed to the added value in delivering a development that enhanced both the local area and quality of life for the building's occupants. Furthermore, the proactive and forward-thinking approach to development by the LPA, and involvement of residents in the process from an early stage all helped to contribute to a positive outcome.
The successful delivery of the schemes aspirations to provide an exemplary residential development resulted in all of the units being sold prior to completion on site, including two of the houses which the client and his brother decided to purchase and move into.