Bridport House / Colville Estate, London

KEY FACTS

  • Client

    Hackney Homes

  • Region

    London

  • Main services 

    Buildings

    Urban regeneration

    HCA

  • Awards

    Housing Design Award

    Mayor's Housing Design Guide Award

    Community Consultation Award 2012

Bridport House / Colville Estate, London

Bridport House, the first phase of the Colville Estate Renewal Programme for the London Borough of Hackney, is an award-winning example of our innovative approach to design, engineering and sustainable construction methods.

There are currently over 400 homes at Colville, as well as ten shops and community facilities. The council's proposal is to develop the site with approximately 900 homes of between one and four bedrooms, more than half of which are for social renting, and shared ownership and shared equity.

Our design puts the development at the forefront of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), utilising recycled aero carbon timber panel construction, and is currently the largest building in the world to have utilised Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) technology.

Our commitment to managing carbon footprint and environmental efficiencies resulted in a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions, water conservation and enhanced biodiversity. The scheme achieved a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and Lifetime Homes Gold Standard.

Planning consent was achieved within eight weeks, and the building was completed in 2011.