Eco Apartments, Berkshire

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Situated in a leafy residential suburb with excellent transport links, including rail links providing direct access to central London and easy access to the M4, this scheme is for the demolition of an existing, large, detached, arts and crafts style house and its replacement with a Code for Sustainable Home Level 5  block of 2 and 3 bedroom flats.

The urban context of the flats is on a corner of two streets and the proposed footprint and elevations responds to each of these street scenes and the neighbouring properties independently. The existing vehicular access is retained and parking is split so as to reduce traffic flow/noise and disturbance to the neighbouring property. 


The scheme manages to successfully accommodate an efficient density of dwellings whilst maintaining the appearance of a large traditional house from the street scene, maintaining the rhythm, scale and style of properties in the immediate surroundings.


Sustainability is one of the key considerations of the development and amongst other things the proposals include:- rainwater harvesting for site irrigation and car washing,  the provision of drying space, cycle stores, high level of insulation and air-tightness, LED lighting throughout, and on site renewable energy production through the use of photovoltaic and solar hot water panels and electric car charging points. All materials are to be locally or regionally sourced.

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Copyright 2012  Jonathan Braddick  - RIBA Architect.  44a Waverley Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3HJ    tel:  01395 265768       web: www.architectdevon.com    email: jb@riba.co