We’re at home working on the wide spectrum of different projects within this sector.
Our work in the residential sector covers everything from high value private properties, where a standard of excellence is a minimum expectation, to huge developments like St Paul’s site in Romford which present challenges on a very different scale.
The project in Romford includes demolition of the existing buildings on the site followed by the building of a new church and ancillary accommodation, a day nursery, 83 residential flats in a number of blocks and external works. There is a detailed master plan!
Featured residential work
Old Walled Gardens – Private Development
The project needed to comply with Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Document by showing exceptional quality or innovative design. We worked with the client and design team to creatively combine a variety of different technical solutions. These included a comprehensive solar strategy (winter gains/summer shading), an ETFE roof structure, a solar thermal array with in-ground storage, ground coupled earth tubes and photovoltaics. Each of these technologies had to be carefully researched and then combined to create a uniquely innovative solution that is inherently sustainable resulting in a minimal carbon footprint.
“Close understanding of the needs of the client and the demands of sensitive buildings.”
Christopher Smallwood Architects