John Street, Plaistow
We are developing 70 affordable homes in West Ham for London Borough of Newham, this includes 1200m2 of landscaped central open space with 24 new trees planted.
The project has been developed by concept designer Avanti Architects to meet high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency in support of Newham’s Net Zero Carbon objectives. On completion it will meet Passivhaus Classic standard providing high levels of thermal comfort and low energy bills for residents. To meet this standard during design development the delivery architect MEPK has worked closely with MEP Designer, Synergy Consulting and Passivhaus Designer, Piers Saddler Consulting. The final design and building on completion will be signed-off by Passivhaus Certifier, Etude.
Homes are generously proportioned, with corner balconies for apartments and large pergola rooftop terraces for townhouses that benefit from good sunlight whilst allowing the floorspace to be maximised. Being partly funded by the Greater London Authority the project has met stringent design and programme requirements, such as providing cycle parking and achieving a prompt start on site.
We will be supporting 45 local Newham residents back in to work through our project Employment and Training Plan, achieved through providing 7 Site Visits, 13 Work Placements, 4 London Living Wage Paid Internships and 8 full-time jobs for local residents.
We will also meet a 35% local spend target, keeping Newham’s money circulating within the borough. Donations to local charities and 250 allocated volunteering hours will help the project to benefit Newham residents who most need it. We will support healthy eating in the borough by providing spaces for 30 candidates to learn cooking, healthy eating and budgeting skills with specialist organisation Eat Club.