Watkins House planning application approved
A 78-home residential scheme for a brownfield site near Harrow town centre has been approved unanimously by Harrow Planning Committee. Harrow Churches Housing Association will redevelop the site for Extra Care and additional, mixed tenure apartments following transfer from Harrow Council.
The new building has been designed in response to the topography of the site, stepping down from the corner and lowering the scale at the rear in response to the setting. The appearance is contemporary but contextual, with brick detailing and decorative metal screens adding visual interest.
Alford House submitted for planning
A proposal to provide a new, purpose-designed Youth Club for Alford House has been submitted for planning permission. The scheme will be made possible by redeveloping the site in Lambeth for a new Club building and housing.
The Club offers a variety of sports, games, creative and other activities to local children and young people between the ages of 8-22. The scheme will provide 1100sqm of new facilities including a multi-use sports hall, fitness suite, recording studio and café. The housing will provide 28 apartments of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms in a mix of shared ownership and private sale.
Planning application for extension to Emily House submitted
An application for a small extension to Octavia Housing’s office premises on the Grand Union Canal near Ladbroke Grove has been submitted for planning permission. The proposal is at ground level on the north side of the building where it abuts the high level canal towpath. The proposal includes a folded, green roof to maximise daylight into the new space whilst maintaining views from the extra care housing at first floor and above.
Rectory Lane receives planning approval
Rectory Lane, a new development of 57 extra-care apartments and associated communal facilities for older people in Stanmore, received unanimous approval at planning committee this month.
Submitted on behalf of Harrow Churches Housing Association, the design of the scheme references almshouse and cloister typologies and with a contemporary reinterpretation of local traditional brick buildings with steeply pitched roofs. The position and layout of the new building has been developed to preserve the many, existing mature and veteran trees that are a strong and attractive feature of the development site and of the Conservation Area in which it lies.
Aytoun Road submitted for planning
A planning application for the redevelopment of a Victorian terrace and a 1950’s block in Stockwell has been submitted to Lambeth Planning Department on behalf of SW9 and Network Homes. The latest of a number of projects around the Stockwell Park Estate regeneration programme that TM Architects have carried out for Network, this scheme proposes 31 new homes. A six-story building is proposed to replace the blank elevation and concrete ramp which forms the end of a long vista along Aytoun Road, resulting in a greatly-improved, and safer, streetscene.
Rectory Lane planning application submitted
TM Architects have submitted a planning application on behalf of Harrow Churches Housing Association for two adjoining sites on Rectory Lane in Stanmore. The proposals comprise 57 extra-care apartments for older people, with communal facilities for residents’ use, along with support services to enable independent living. In addition, 2 non-extra-care flats are being provided, fully adapted for younger wheelchair users. The proposed development wraps around a central south-facing communal garden, with views into the mature wooded landscape beyond. The design references almshouse and cloister typologies, and the detail reinterprets local traditional brick buildings with steeply pitched roofs in a contemporary idiom.