Mabel Polley House- A considered temporary works design within a constrained site

Greenwich

Customer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Value
£7m
Location
Greenwich
Contract
Two-stage Design and Build

A temporary works design provided a workaround for limited site access, resulting in high-quality sheltered housing accommodation that achieves level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH).

Issue

The adaptation of an existing sheltered housing property to create 37 self-contained over 60s HAPPI (Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation) apartments. In addition to meeting the requirements for the Code for Sustainable Homes, there were other key factors that made the project more complex to develop and complete. These included:

  • Site topography – restricted access due to the site’s location on a slope.
  • Narrow site access.
  • Partial demolition and refurbishment, rather than building from scratch.
  • A limited brief and a tight budget.
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