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.
Belmont Road receives full planning approval
Belmont Road, a new residential scheme for Thurrock Council in Essex, received full planning approval at committee this month. The scheme comprises 80 new houses ranging from 2 bed, single storey dwellings, designed specifically for older people, through to 4 bed family houses. This ‘tenure-blind’ development will deliver 35% affordable housing, and will regenerate an underused site close to Grays town centre.
Tottenham High Road nearing completion on site
Tottenham High Road, a 42-unit residential scheme for One Housing Group is nearing completion on site. The scheme, which is being delivered as a construction management project, includes adaptive re-use of a 1950’s concrete-frame office building and modifications to an existing timber frame roof extension. TM Architects were originally appointed to audit earlier design and construction work, which resulted in an extensive re-design and full construction drawings to ensure compliance with London design standards.
John Barker Court starts on site
Work has begun on a development in Brondesbury, in North West London, for Network Housing to provide 33 one and two bedroomed apartments, specifically designed for older people. The new building replaces an outdated, former sheltered housing scheme, dating from the mid-seventies. It is surrounded by mature trees which line the site boundaries, and has views into an area of undisturbed woodland.
This is the third scheme that TM Architects have undertaken using Construction Management.