Location: Woodford Green, London
Sector: Affordable Hosuing
Client: London Borough of Redbridge
Value: £1.45million
Duration: 54 weeks
Completed: April 2018

The second of three projects for London Borough of Redbridge within their second phase of reclamation and redevelopment of underused garage sites and open spaces to increase the number of much needed properties within their social housing stock.

The project at Rayleigh Road saw the demolition of an underused garage block, which had become very run down and dilapidated, positioned within a densely populated residential area in Woodford Green. The development consisted of three three-bedroom terraced houses and a block of five flats, four two-bedroom and one three-bedroom spread across three floors.
The foundations to both the houses and flats were designed as shallow strip footings with blockwork sleeper walls and block and beam floors above with insulated screed on top. The superstructure was erected in pre-assembled and insulated timber frame panels and floor cassettes with timber truss roof with cement tile and integrated PV panels. The external facades are a mixture of face brickwork, vertical cladding system and Grey uPVC windows and doors giving it a modern look whilst still sitting comfortably within its local surroundings. The site landscaping was designed to give each house and ground floor flat an external living space with grassed garden, secure shed with bike storage facilities and paved patio area. A new crossover and access road give easy access to the communal bike store and bin store and leads onto the parking area between the houses and flats constructed to give considerately lit private off-road parking for the residents with the inclusion of two car charging points for their use.

Key features

  • Regeneration scheme
  • Neighbours considered in design
  • Affordable luxury living
  • Vaulted top floor ceilings
  • Secure by design Silver

The properties have all been designed to comply with London Plan, Lifetime Homes, Secured by Design and achieve Code level 4 and include features such as integrated PV panels on the roofs to both the houses and flats, car charging points within the carpark area, below ground surface water attenuation tank and SuDs system with perforated drainage and hydro break chamber, LPS1175 and PAS24 rated windows and doors, an automatic AOV at the top of the communal stair activated by a series of heat sensors within the communal area and door entry system with camera monitoring from each apartment.
The project was completed and handed over to the client on time, snag free and has received some glowing comments from the client and new tenants that fully occupied the eight properties within a week of hand over.