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It’s a Strike at Brenley Park in South London

Posted by Sally on March 12, 2013

Our Architectural team have completed a striking, energy efficient, housing venture in Mitcham, south London. With over 160 homes, the design has created a high-density street scene and managed to replicate traditional house patterns even though they are mainly apartments. 

Brenley Park contains a range of apartment sizes and tenure types. The three to four storey homes edge the landscaped park perimeter so residents can enjoy balcony views and peace and quiet whilst creating natural security in the public park. All the flats and penthouses are double aspect.

Our team has redesigned the unused park with ecological value and rainwater irrigation to aid planting (watering) and the mature landscape is being conserved.

Part of a larger strategic review of the area and in the London Wide Initiative with the HCA, the homes are a moment from a tram station linking directly to Wimbledon. The four-hectare site is being transformed with the emphasis is on accessibility, creating a genuinely mixed-tenure development and a high quality public realm.

The flats all have A-rated white goods, state-of-the-art water saving bathrooms and excellent thermal retention.

The development was a joint venture between Willmott Dixon Homes and Notting Hill Housing.

Hunters director Paul Wellings-Longmore said: "Our Brief was to create a sustainable, natural environment with the emphasis on access. The new homes are arranged as terraces with each house having its own entrance that serves just six apartments, no long corridors, most homes are dual aspect creating a safer, more attractive environment."