PWA was appointed by Ardmore Construction under a Design and Build procurement route post planning to deliver the project through to completion. However the significant design changes required throughout the detailed design development led to PWA being appointed to consult with the local authority, leading to a non-material planning application being made for the entire scheme.
The residential accommodation is made up of 16 no. 3 and 4 bed town houses and 109 flats ranging from 1 bed to 3 bed, including 11 wheel chair units. The scheme was designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 standards and incorporates the requirements for Lifetime Homes, the London Housing Guide and the Habinteg Housing Association – Wheelchair Housing Design Guide. The units are predominantly for Sanctuary Housing with the exception of the 25 units in Block B which are for the open market.
One of the scheme’s defining characteristics is the brick bonding patterns and façade cladding that were meticulously designed and detailed by the technical team at PWA. The scheme was completed in the autumn of 2015 and in recognition of the design and provision of much needed affordable accommodation in the borough, was visited by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and his team prior to its occupation in October 2015.
Post-completion PWA were appointed by the new freehold owner of Spring House to design additional units on the roof and a detailed planning application was submitted in May 2017.