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Merton Council gives go-ahead for FCBS' timber housing

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has won permission for this six-storey housing scheme in South Wimbledon made from cross-laminated timber

Replacing a ‘run-down’ car park at the corner of Milner Road and Morden Road, the £5million project will create 15 flats, three townhouses and a commercial unit.

According to the practice, the lightweight construction method was chosen so not to impact on the London Underground tunnel beneath the plot.

Construction work is expected to begin later this year with completion due in mid 2017.

 

FCBS' Morden Road housing scheme in Wimbledon

FCBS’ Morden Road housing scheme in Wimbledon

The architect’s view

‘The development will have a distinctive and elegant profile on its prominent corner position, when approaching from Kingston Road and Morden Road junction and from afar, improving the urban setting of the area by complementing the existing urban grain and setting of the grade II-listed South Wimbledon Underground Station nearby.

‘The high quality buildings have been designed to respond to the surroundings; to enhance and to sustain and to improve the character and setting of the area, to complement but not necessarily replicate local architecture character.

‘All apartments and houses will have outdoor spaces in the form of balconies, terraces or winter gardens and the buildings use a simple palette of materials composed of glazed terracotta and timber cladding to interiors.’

FCBS' Morden Road housing scheme in Wimbledon - level 1 plan

FCBS’ Morden Road housing scheme in Wimbledon - level 1 plan

Project data

Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Location: Morden Road, South Wimbledon, London SW19 3BH. London Borough of Merton.
Type Of Project: Housing
Project Architect: Stephane Lambert
Client: Stow Projects
Start on site date: end Jan 2016
Gross internal floor area: Housing and block 2,085m²
Total cost: £5 million
Structural: Price & Myers            
M&e consultant: 
Ferguson Brown
Quantity surveyor: Burnley Wilson Fish
Planning supervisor: Planning & Development

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