Hathaway Crescent, Newham
The Hathaway Crescent development is made up of three new blocks in East Ham surrounding a public square and bordering Network Rail, London Underground Limited and High Speed 1 railway assets requiring extensive liaison, submissions and approvals. Sensitively delivered demolition of existing buildings on two of the three parcels of land allowed construction works to begin.
100% of the apartments will be offered at London Affordable Rent by London Borough of Newham. They comprise of 19 one, 25 two and 28 three-bedroom homes, which provides space for up to 154 London Borough of Newham residents. Two of the buildings are 6 storeys tall and one reaches 7 storeys.
The buildings will be delivered to Passivhaus Institute Low Energy Building standard through the use of a highly insulated envelope. Careful detailing prevents thermal bridging issues and brise soleil above windows mitigates overheating in accordance with the concept design by BPTW who are retained as the delivery architect and the Passivhaus Designer, Piers Sadler Consulting. The design intent is to achieve net zero carbon through the implementation of passive and active design measure and on-site renewable energy generation such as air source heat pumps, MVHR and solar PV panels.
Alongside creating beautiful and sustainable homes, the development will lift the estate with a public realm proposal including improvements to Hathaway Crescent Park with new planting, new play equipment, a new outdoor hub and enhancements to existing entrance gateways and accessways.
A spokesperson for Newham Council said: “The Hathaway Crescent development will provide 72 much needed new homes at London affordable rents in Newham. The new homes … will be let by the Council to residents on the housing waiting list. The development has been designed to be car -free with no new parking permits available to the residents and therefore no impact on local parking.”