Lightweight steel frame - reducing onsite waste
The development includes six three-bedroom maisonettes on the lower two floors of a 1960s building and a 10-storey block with 21 apartments for affordable rent. It is positioned in an important location where Hornsey Lane and Hornsey Rise intersect at the gateway between Haringey and Islington.
The scheme replaces an obsolete residential care centre under an apartment block and creates new affordable homes for Islington.
The oval tower block was constructed using a lightweight steel frame which has the potential to reduce onsite waste by 70 per cent when compared to traditional construction.
'...construction of a 10-storey rc framed block with 21 apartments...'
Zinc cladding was used to give the development a modern effect. The completed buildings received the government's environmental standard rating of 'very good.'
To achieve this rating, the contractor, Durkan offered detailed energy saving advice to all residents and provided bicycle bays.