This Passivhaus scheme is directly funded by the Council as part of their Affordable Homes for Newham programme. The 21 new homes, 16 flats and five duplexes provide 38% family homes and show the potential of council-owned small sites to revitalise neighbourhoods and nurture communities.
The streamlined built form helps to anchor the new building in its pivotal location in the 1970s estate, reinforcing existing pedestrian routes and connections to the surrounding streets, transport routes and green open spaces. The public realm and landscape improvements designed in collaboration with B|D Landscape, include a pocket park, new children’s play area and an allotment garden for residents.
The form is also designed to have a low external envelope-to floor area ratio, which plays a major part in energy performance and sustainability, to achieve Passivhaus certification. Yet, all homes enjoy multiple aspects and large windows, with overheating prevented through the use of deep reveals and overhangs. The biodiverse blue roof will accommodate photovoltaic panels to further contribute to low energy bills for residents.
Client LB Newham