Peabody Greenheath Housing SchemeEdit profile
Peabody Greenheath Housing is a new-build development designed by Pitman Tozer Architects on a busy urban site adjacent to the railway in Bethnal Green, east London. The scheme is one the first to deliver affordable rented housing in London, and will provide 67 new homes for rent, shared ownership and private sale.
The scheme features a single long brick building (4700 sq m) that curves in line adjacent with the railway viaduct and re-instates Primrose Street, a historical street destroyed by bomb damage, to provide a new local route between Bethnal Green overground and underground stations. The site was formerly occupied by single storey of light industrial units and car parking. The scheme is part of a wider re-development plan to regenerate the immediate area and is due for completion in November 2013.
The design updates the traditional typology of the mansion block for the 21st century, providing accommodation that includes a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats at all levels. Flats are orientated South East with living rooms overlooking the railway whilst bedrooms are located on the quieter North Western side of the development. A winter-garden between the new building and curving railway line creates a 'buffer zone' providing acoustic and visual separation from the noise of passing trains.
The new building meets Code For Sustainable Homes Level 4, incorporating a mixed mode air source heat pump/gas boiler communal heating system; Photovoltaic panels (PVs) 280m2, Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery (MVHR), sedum roofs and water butts.