Bourbon Lane
Description of Project Octavia Housing and Care’s innovative Bourbon Lane affordable housing scheme in West London was the result of an international competition run by CABE and won by Cartwright Pickard Architects in partnership with French practice B+C Architectes. The scheme provides 78 much needed affordable homes for families and key workers – 45 for rent and 33 for shared ownership. The homes range in size from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom family houses. Design Challenges The development occupies a previously run-down brownfield site that was occupied by a large disused exhibition building originally constructed for the 1908 London Olympics on ground that was largely contaminated and required remediation. The site lies between a major new retail development and a mixed fabric of low rise Victorian and Edwardian terraced housing, some of which is listed. The differing scale and juxtaposition of the neighbouring properties and the awkward shape of the site meant that a

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    View of Block A entrance View under Block B cantilever View from mews space under Block A cantilever View of Block E from Sterne Street View from Block E down 'country lane' View of Block A entrance stair Elevation detail facing mews space Facade facing onto mews View into Block A mews View along 'country lane' BourbonLane Diagram BourbonLane Elevation BourbonLane Landscape Layout BourbonLane Plans BourbonLane Section View of Block A entrance View under Block B cantilever View from mews space under Block A cantilever View of Block E from Sterne Street View from Block E down 'country lane' View of Block A entrance stair Elevation detail facing mews space Facade facing onto mews View into Block A mews View along 'country lane' BourbonLane Diagram BourbonLane Elevation BourbonLane Landscape Layout BourbonLane Plans BourbonLane Section
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