We have received planning consent for a compact home on a derelict land-locked brownfield site in Hackney, part of our action to promote infill sites for much needed homes in the Capital.
At only 58 sqm, this cleverly designed new home will be developed into a 1 bedroom contemporary dwelling on a previously derelict site between two properties and represents an outstanding example of how design innovation and optimisation of unloved and neglected spaces can be turned into meaningful and important dwellings.
Designed sustainably with a 61% reduction in emissions, the build will use a timber panel system which outperforms traditional techniques and has an outer skin of reclaimed brickwork. The property will further benefit from:
- An air source heat pump to provide hot water and space heating
- A green roof to enhance biodiversity and slow down surface run-off as well as improve climate control
- A rainwater harvesting tank to reduce water use
- PV panels orientated south to help power the house.
Melanie Clear, Founder & Practice Director at Clear Architects says:
“Our vision is to create sustainable modern homes which have strong architectural merit.
Using disused parcels of land is a sensible approach to urban planning, because these sites are typically brownfield, often with an awkward shape or access issues, they are too readily overlooked by developers. With imagination and architectural expertise, these tricky spaces can create a better environment for those in the immediate vicinity and provide inspiring contemporary dwellings.”
Highly sustainable, this planning success is part of Clear Architects’ ‘Small Homes Revolution’, creating important and much needed new housing on derelict and unused parcels of land, which can benefit from existing infrastructure. See also The Yard