Greenwich, London, UKFor Berkeley Homes (Urban Renaissance) Ltd
Phase two of the redevelopment of the former Ferrier Estate, incorporates a quality of design not previously available, exploiting the opportunities for open space and design variety.
Phase two, the Blackheath Quarter, faces onto the new Kidbrooke Park. Together with Phase 2a, planning permission has been achieved for 540 new homes, including apartment blocks and terraced housing. The introduction of dual aspect, courtyard and mews house typologies has helped provide higher density accommodation, without resorting to a flatted development. By providing a range of medium density housing configurations with a strong relationship to the new green space for recreation and ecology, the design promotes an inherently stable and sustainable future community.
Houses and apartments are designed to achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Renewable technologies including biomass boiler plant and solar hot water generation have been incorporated into the scheme to achieve this requirement.
A ‘wet’ swale (series of small lakes) has been designed and integrated into the park to provide both a habitat for wildlife and to provide surface water retention across this and future phases on the site.