Haringey Council has approved plans by Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt for a quartet of ‘lightweight pavilions’ housing 72 new homes
The £15million scheme at Plevna Crescent off Seven Sisters Road in north London will offer a mix of studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed apartments.
Work on the 8,120m² scheme is expected to start next summer.
The architect’s view
The proposed scheme embraces the existing landscape and responds to neighbouring residential areas to create a strong sense of place and community for future residents.
A family of four lightweight pavilions, ‘float’ on top of a grounded stone plinth. At ground floor, gabion walls create a sturdy base that helps bed the scheme into the landscape. Cedar shingle cladding reflects the ecological setting and the irregular texture compliments the non-uniform arrangement of windows. Over time the walls will be inhabited by local wildlife, bringing nature and ecology into the development. Green roofs will also offer habitat for existing ecology.
Soft and hard landscaping throughout the site utilises natural materials which integrate with the parkland setting. The visual impact of cars and traffic movement is carefully controlled using shared surfaces and underground parking to create a relaxing environment.
Pitched roofs are orientated so the highest points signal the entrances to the development. This helps with wayfinding and provides an interesting and varied roofscape that animates views from the railway lines, which bound two sides of the triangular site.
The apartments have been designed to maximise dual aspect views. The building interiors include large open plan living/dining areas, balconies and designated cycle storage, and the adaptable layouts will accommodate the changing needs of family life.
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Location Haringey, London
Type of project Residential
Client Marson Property
Architect Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Landscape architect Open Spaces
Planning consultant Dr Planning
Structural engineer JMS Consultancy
M&E consultant THD
Planning supervisor Lend Lease
Lighting consultant N/A
Tender date February 2018
Start on site date July 2018
Completion date March 2020
Contract duration 22 Months
Gross internal floor area 8,120m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Design & Build
Total cost £15million
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