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Kidbrooke Masterplan in Greenwich
10 Dec 2020
Location: Greenwich Peninsula, London, England, UK
Greenwich approves HTA Design’s 100% affordable, net zero carbon development in Kidbrooke
The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s planning committee has unanimously approved plans for a new housing development designed by HTA Design at Kidbrooke Park Road.
Located to the north of Kidbrooke Station, Kidbrooke Park Road proposes a new residential scheme providing a new nursery and 117 homes, all of which will be affordable, comprising larger family maisonettes through to one-bedroom apartments.
The scheme is designed to achieve net zero carbon, incorporating air source heat pumps and will use solar panels across the roofs of the buildings. An efficient ventilation system, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR), and dual aspect design will help reduce the risk of overheating.
The scheme has been designed to be delivered using modular construction. Earlier this year, HTA produced a new report calling for the building of 75,000 new modular homes a year to create 50,000 new jobs, reduce carbon emissions by 40% and deliver Government’s levelling up agenda.
The proposed development allows for the creation of a green corridor making provision for a tree-lined pedestrian and cycle routes along Kidbrooke Park Road, which has been enabled through remedial work to eradicate ground contamination caused by the previous uses of the site.
This builds on the recent work by HTA Design with the London Wildlife Trust at the adjacent Cator Park, an eight-hectare park that includes lakes, wetlands, meadows, an outdoor children’s playground and wild spaces. The park recently won the Sir David Attenborough Award for Enhancing Biodiversity and The President’s Award in The Landscape Institute Awards – the most prestigious landscape award in the UK.
Simon Bayliss, HTA Design managing partner, said: “This fantastic scheme sets a useful template for the future of local authority housing delivery. Designed to be built by modular construction, to be environmentally friendly, and to be affordable, Kidbrooke Park Road is another exemplary addition to the Kidbrooke area that comfortably fits into its surroundings whilst providing the homes that local people want to live in.”
Kidbrooke Masterplan in Greenwich, London – Building Information
– 117 new Council homes
– Open space
– Net zero carbon through use of solar panels and heat pumps
– Designed for modular construction
About HTA Design LLP
HTA Design LLP is an award-winning collaborative design studio, with offices in London, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh. The firm employs 200 staff across architecture, landscape design, planning, urban design, sustainability and communications. The practice was established in 1969 and transferred to HTA Design LLP in 2013.
An experienced industry leader, HTA delivers high quality homes across all tenures and housing types, unlocking value through innovation to create great places and sustainable communities where people choose to live.
The practice is currently working on a number of major schemes across the country, including 101 George Street, a residential tower in Croydon that, on completion, will be the world’s tallest modular building. Other projects include Hanham Hall, a highly sustainable development of 186 homes in Gloucestershire; and Greenford, one of the UK’s largest purpose-designed ‘Build to Rent’ schemes to date, providing 1,965 new homes in Ealing, West London.
As a business, HTA’s partnership model and outstanding everyday practice has made it UK architecture’s number one employer, as chosen by the AJ100.
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