We are happy to announce the recent submission for planning approval to Redbridge Council of our Cranbrook Road project north of Ilford town centre. This sustainable car free development consists of seven new residential flats, two mews houses and two new commercial units and intends to help revitalise the high street attracting new investment into the area.
The proposal consists of two buildings, joined by a new pedestrian axis linking the residential entrance with landscaped courtyard gardens. The design of the main 4 storey building is influenced by the proportions of the neighbouring Victorian terrace buildings with vertical windows and ventilation panels. High quality materials are proposed including terracotta tiles, London stock bricks and standing seam zinc roof cladding designed to complement the existing context. In contrast to the brick materiality the smaller two storey residential buildings are proposed to be covered in a dark timber cladding.
The houses design responds to privacy, overshadowing, daylight and sunlight, allowing for full wheelchair accessibility if required in the future. Features include oriel windows at first floor level and large sliding doors and skylights at ground floor enabling light to flood into the interior spaces.
Eight of the nine residential units are dual aspect, increasing the performance of natural ventilation. Louvered ventilation panels are featured to the main road to allow for acoustic attenuation and protection from pollution. 18 secure cycle spaces are proposed along with sustainable drainage and rainwater recycling for the gardens.
The design was submitted to the Council in September, developed with the planning department, designing out crime officer, and transport department and is currently under consideration.