HTA secure four shortlists in the Housing Design Awards
We are pleased to announce that we have secured four shortlists in the Housing Design Awards.
The Padnall Lake scheme expands what modular housing design can achieve. It is 100% affordable, 100% dual aspect, and its design is characterful, distinctive and locally-inspired. It resulted from extensive engagement, and it overcame significant constraints such as noise, pollution, and the need tore-provide public open space. This unanimously consented scheme delivers net biodiversity gain, high quality and variety of homes, community spaces and a restored Lake. It will be a great place to live with improved environmental quality, enabling healthier lifestyles and sustainable transport choices for new and existing residents.
The site is characterised by the high quality green spaces based around existing trees and landscape features and fronted by new homes. The principal spaces are the Ridgeway park running through the site which provides a parkland link from Coulsdon Town Centre to the Village Green at the centre of the development. The results are an exemplar of how public sector land can be redeveloped, creating a model for similar green belt sites in or near town centre locations. It provides much-needed affordable family housing in response to local need and is designed to very high standards.
West Green Place
Our vision for West Green Place was to create a beautiful new residential street with a public square at its entrance and a community orchard to its south which opens up access to Downhills Park. The proposals enabled the existing poor quality and disparate community buildings to be replaced with a consolidated nursery and community hall in a striking new gateway building (designed by Dyvik Kahlen). Innovative new housing typologies made the most of the site while promoting a diverse community from the ‘rooflight’ townhouses with their distinctive rear slope to new 2 bed ‘Pocket flats’ ideal for sharers.
Kidbrooke Park Road
The scheme sets out to deliver an exceptionally high standard of public housing for the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, benchmarking development standards for new affordable homes in terms of energy performance, layout, space standards, cycle parking, amenity provision, play space and architectural quality. It will regenerate a vacant piece of land and create well designed public realm that caters to both residents and public. All apartments are designed to comply with Part M 4 (2) and 10% wheelchair accommodation complying with Part M4 (3) and designed to meet requirements set out in Greenwich Wheelchair Site brief (2012).