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AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington complete Anne Mews housing

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[First look + project data + plans] Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and Maccreanor Lavington Architects have taken the wraps of this £4.5 million affordable housing scheme in Barking, east London

The project is part of Barking’s King William Street Quarter masterplan and is claimed to represent the first new social housing built in the London borough for 25 years.

AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington Architects designed the scheme for regeneration company First Base and Barking and Dagenham Council.

Hazel Joseph, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris associate director said: ‘The development’s high standards of design, and consideration to its context, set a precedent for the William Street Quarter masterplan.

‘In Anne Mews we have successfully created a long-lasting place that opens up the area to existing residents of the borough, and provides inspiration for the surrounding architecture.’

Elliot Lipton, First Base managing director, added: ‘The completion of Anne Mews provides a catalyst for wider regeneration in the area, and is an example of how through working collaboratively, superior quality urban housing can be delivered efficiently.’

The 31-home scheme is built on the site of the former Lintons Estate.


Project data

Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Maccreanor Lavington Architects
Development Manager: First Base
Location: Barking 
Type Of Project: Social housing – among the first in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham for 25 years
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold and Dewhurst Macfarlane
Project Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Maccreanor Lavington Architects
Client:London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (development managed by First Base)
Funding:Through London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Tender date: November 2009
Start on-site date: February 2010
Completion: March 2011
Contract duration: 13 months
Gross external floor area: 1565m² 14 x 3 storey 4 bed houses,15 x 2 Storey 3 bed houses and 2 x 2 Storey 2 bed wheelchair compliant houses. Two Storey Houses 88m² to 115m² Three Storey Houses 120m² to 125m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: JCT Design & Build Contract 2005 revision two
Total cost: £4.5 million
M&E consultant: Buro Happold & PJR Services Ltd
Quantity surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall
Planning supervisor Hyder Consulting (now called CDM co-ordinator)
Lighting consultant:  JMP & PJR Services Ltd
Main contractor: Mansell Construction Limited 
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Suppliers: Traditional Brick & Stone (Brickwork) NorDan (Windows) Marley Eternit (Roofing) AJ Wells (Vitreous Enamel) Dover Trussed Roof Company (Roof Structure) Tarmac (Block & Beam Floor) Visqueen (Gas Membrane/DPC) Alifabs (Coping) Alutec (Rainwater) Manhattan (Kitchens) Apsex (Ironmongery) Forticrete ltd (Cast stone) Rockwool ltd Rockpanel (Cementitious cladding) Bauder ltd (roof membrane) Velux Company ltd (Rooflights). Sub Contractors: Grangewood (Brickwork) EJ Roberts (Roofing) Valley Joinery (Staircases) Regal (Joinery)
Annual co2 emissions: Information not yet available, but the scheme achieves Code for Sustainable Homes level 4

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