Phase 5 reflects the best of the emerging concept of the new London Vernacular and creates a fitting and contextual scheme for South Acton; one which would continue the design excellence that has been established to date over previous phases and feel part of a cohesive overall development. Brick is a key part of this concept anchoring the building not only within the regeneration area but also harking back to historic London streets, the combination of this gives a more liveable feel to the development.
The urban perimeter block has been carefully configured to provide breaks in the buildings to maximise sunlight into the internal courtyard, views out and the retention of existing trees to the benefit of residents using the shared communal landscaped amenity.
The ground floor is activated with maisonettes at ground floor providing front doors to the street and private rear gardens. Two storey duplex pavilions articulate the top floors to create an attractive roofline atop articulated brick mansion blocks. Balconies, large windows and deep clad reveals and soffits add an extra layer of relief to the brick façade.
The joint brickwork and scaffolding package was fast paced with over 80 bricklayers, including four apprentices, and 20 scaffolders on site at peak production. The ability to manage both the logistics and source labour resources is a direct consequence of Lee Marley’s scale and expertise.