Each residential unit has its own private amenity space, whether a terrace, balcony or loggia, which exceeds the minimum requirements of the London Plan 2016 Housing SPG. Siting and orientation of the private amenity space across the scheme has been considered to encourage passive surveillance of the public realm while respecting the privacy of neighbouring residential properties. Care has also been taken to reduce impact on existing neighbours by setting back or recessing all private amenity and providing solid balustrade walls. A central courtyard provides an active and high-quality public space at the heart of the site, maintaining an outdoor focal point for community activity and encouraging interaction of passers-by, residents and community centre users.

Planning History

At the inception meeting with Camden, the then project and communities manager referred to HNCC as ‘the most complex and politically-charged site in the borough’. The proposals for the site were developed with local planning and conservation officers over a year period. The team was committed to bringing as much of the community along on the journey by designing in an open and responsive manner and feeding back at regular events and in a range of media. This resulted in a high number of design iterations that demonstrated the team had listened to local concerns. The scheme was granted planning consent in June 2017.

Project Team

Architect: RCKa
Developer: London Borough of Camden

Development Data

Site size (ha): 0.27
Estimated date of completion: 06/01/2020
Schedule of accommodation: Flats: 8x1Bed,13x2Bed, 6x3Bed, 2x4bed. Houses: 2x3Bed
Tenure mix: 100% private dwelling
Size of typical home: 77
Parking spaces: 1

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