Case Studies                                                                                           | Glastonbury | Sandwell | Edmonton

   Glastonbury Westminster, London

 

  • Built- 1968

  • 20 floors tower

  • 160 flats

  • 80 bedsits & 80 one bedroom flats

  • 8 flat/ floor

  • Typical Floor area -457m˛

  • Building Area - 10,515m˛

  • Bedsits/studio area - 30m˛
    One bedroom flat area - 48m˛

  • 2.75m Floor to floor height

  • Two lifts serve all 20 floors

  • Owner: Westminster City Council  Residents: majority tenants

  • All dwellings for elderly people
    [>age above 55]

  • The flats are suitable for semi-mobile wheelchair users

   Sandwell West Midlands

 

  • Built- 1962

  • Two 9 storey towers Bowater and Braybrook

  • 34 & 36 flats each

  • four 2 bedroom flat/ floor

  • Typical flat area - 65m˛

  • 2.67m Floor to floor height

  • Owner: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council 

  • Residents: majority are tenants

  • All dwellings for elderly people
    [>age above 55]

   Edmonton North London

 

  • Built- Late 1960s

  • 3 blocks [i.e. Mendip, Grampian and Penine House]

  • 25 storey each

  • 184 flats/ block

  • 8 flat/ floor [top floor 4 flats]

  • 4 No 1 bedroom flat/ floor
    4 No 2 bedrooms flat/ floor
    1 bedroom flats = 48m˛+2m˛balcony
    2 bedroom flats = 74m˛+2m˛balcony

  • 2.3m Floor to floor height

  • Residents: 95% tenants

  • 2 blocks with couples, single people and families. 1 block with elderly people [>55years].

  • Owner: Green Horizons Housing 

 

         Key features :

  • Residential roof garden, day centre, residents launderette, health centre & meeting rooms

  • Vertical axis wind turbines

  • Roof solar photovoltaic [6kWp]

  • improvements to wind environment

  • Heating -district CHP

  • 50% reduction in energy use

  • Eco-sensitive building materials

  • Waste sorting and collection system

  • Broadband cabling

  • Water saving measures

  • Rainwater harvesting

       

 

        Key features:

  • Community room

  • Solar photovoltaic for electricity

  • Solar hot water system

  • Grey water system

  • Overcladding

  • Security system

         Detailed information...  

       Key features:

  • Community facility

  • Concierge system

  • overcladding

  • Care takers and security staff

  • Double glazing

  • Renewed lifts

         Detailed information...  

Project partners: | Price Myers: Sustainability | Battle McCarthy | Architype | STBI | Franklin Andrews |

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