Embracing the site’s narrow footprint, the residential blocks are arranged in a linear layout and rise in scale towards the station, from 13 to 21 storeys. Apartments are oriented in an east-west configuration to maximise views and daylight to homes, with over 70% benefitting from dual aspect.
A series of single-storey landscaped podiums are located between each of the buildings, providing ancillary space at ground and an acoustic buffer from the railway. At first floor, interconnected communal gardens promote outdoor living and a sense of community, while affording visual permeability along Brook Avenue.
Health & wellbeing
Health and wellbeing are further promoted in the scheme’s approach to active travel. Cycle stores are showcased – visible through artful metal screens – and a cycle hub/café is also provided.
Embracing the GLA’s Healthy Streets policies, a significant new public realm has been created on Brook Avenue with the pavement doubled to provide generous landscaped spaces. The location of entrances to homes activates the street frontage and provides passive surveillance.
Overall, a robust materials palette of glass, metal and brick gives the development a contemporary, yet timeless feel that responds positively to the wider masterplan and puts health and experience at the heart of this new community.