Karma House, Wembley
HTA has worked closely with Donban, Vision and Brent Council to create this development of flats for student accommodation. The design includes communal amenity spaces, meeting and IT rooms, a concierge service, bike storage and a shared communal garden. A cluster of three slim, stepping towers, the buildings respond to the heights of neighbouring developments, and are articulated by a complex pattern of solid, perforated and glass panels that leads the eye diagonally up the building.
The scheme was developed from the outset with Modern Methods of Construction in mind. The residential units are all formed from prefabricated volumetric construction, made in a controlled environment offsite and then transported to site to be assembled. As well as a very rapid build, this method ensures high quality and coordination.
Location: North End Road, Wembley
Client: Donban Construction
Accommodation: 450 rooms (student accommodation)
Start Date: 2013
Completion Date: 2015