The ethos behind this development is to redevelop a poorly used site in Enfield and to address the shortage of housing in the local area. It involves the demolition of an existing warehouse and construction of a 14-unit residential block with basement parking.
The surrounding area is mixed in nature and the building has been carefully designed to both integrate into the street scene and to avoid neighbouring amenity impacts.
The quantum of the development, the materials and character of the building, have been established by successful cooperation with the local authority. All units are dual aspect and there is no distinction between the design of the appearance of the affordable housing and the other tenures.
The mix of tenures reflects a borough wide target of 70% social rent and affordable rent and 30% intermediate.
The development is located in an area with an excellent level of public transport provision, so in order to optimise the use of the site only a limited number of car park spaces, accessible via a car lift, have been provided at basement level.
KSdesign were involved in all RIBA stages of the project including design, planning, Building Regulations and working drawings.