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ACB’s £25m Brent housing starts on site

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[First look + project data] Design ACB’s mixed-use Alpine House development in Brent, north London has started on site

The 1.4 hectare scheme for developer Jaysam features 144 residential units alongside 1,705m² of B1 office accommodation and five live-work units.

The Basingstoke-based practice’s design creates four buildings, each five storeys tall with basement car parking on a former light industrial estate.

Designed to exceed Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, the project is aiming for a 30 per cent carbon dioxide reduction compared to 2010 building regulations.

The residential units have been designed to exceed London Housing Design Guide spatial standards and thecommercial spaces are aiming to achieve BREEAM Very Good rating.

The project is planned to complete in 2015.


Project data

Architects: Design ACB
Location: Brent, London
Type Of Project: Mixed use - 144 residential units, 1,705m2 of B1 office accommodation and five live/work units
Structural Engineers: Pindoria Associates 
Project Architect: David Ayre (project Director), Joe Misselbrook, Kern Young
Design Team: David Ayre, Joe Misselbrook, Kern Young, Gavin Watts, Oliver Wood
Client: Jaysam
Funding: Confidential
Tender date: Ongoing negotiated tender
Start on site date: 1st July 2013
Contract duration: 2 years
Gross internal floor area:  21302 sq/m
Form of contract and/or procurement: D&B
Total cost:  £25m          
M&e consultant: 
Stan Bannerman Consulting
Quantity surveyor: Jaysam
Planning supervisor: Michael Mann
Lighting consultant: Stan Bannerman Consulting
Main contractor: Jaysam
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Stayfix
Annual co2 emissions: 30% reduction in carbon emissions compared to Part L of the Building regulations 2010







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