Our Antony House and Roderick House proposals are a combination of rooftop extension and infill development creating 30 new additional homes above, in between and at the ‘bookends’ of a pair of four storey existing 1950’s flat blocks. The scheme is 100% affordable for a small but aspirational Housing Association and all the existing flats will be retained with residents in situ.
Paul Maddock, Senior Architect at HTA Design LLP comments:
“HTA’s architecture, planning, landscape and sustainability teams have all collaborated on the design. The concept has been about creating roof forms which sit comfortably with the 1950s buildings.
We’ve created a bespoke solution where all of the new homes will be built from offsite modular construction [and] will be a fabric first approach, so highly insulated homes that will help to reduce energy bills for the new residents. There will also be water and energy efficient fittings throughout, as well as PV panels on the roof.”
Apex Airspace CEO Arshad Bhatti comments:
“Our research indicates there is potential to build 180,00 new [airspace] homes and one third of this sits above public land.
The project at Antony and Roderick house is a very good example of a win, win solution in terms of development. It will help Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association have new affordable homes in zone two by leveraging their airspace.”
The proposed development has been submitted for planning and will be funded utilising our loan facility with the Mayor of London.
Two community engagement events were held, through which much needed improvements were highlighted and incorporated into the scheme such as a new lift, improved communal lighting, new bins stores, cycle storage and a redesigned landscaped forecourt.
The design creates an animated roofline between the various additional elements and high quality materials have been proposed to complement and tone with the existing building, in turn enhancing the existing street scene. Offsite manufacture solutions are proposed as a means of minimising disruption to the existing residents.