Argyll Place

  • figure_regeneration Regeneration
  • figure_sustainability Sustainability and design

Key statistics
Size of site 0.4 acres
Number of new homes 37
Number of private homes 20
Number of affordable homes 17
Start of build November 2012
Completion of build March 2015 

Argyll Place offers a range of sustainable private and affordable homes located on the site of a former derelict hospital building in North Kensington, and is bringing additional benefits to the wider community.

Regeneration

The scheme at Argyll Place is a superb example of the way new homes can transform a brownfield site and benefit the wider area.

The development is re-using land which was formerly occupied by a derelict hospital building, breathing new life into a previously neglected site. Through careful planning and high-quality design, we have turned the site into a residential development which complements and enhances its surroundings.

The scheme includes the creation of a new link from Pangbourne Avenue to Kensington Memorial Park, which neighbours Argyll Place and will also see its pergola refurbished and new planting and seating provided as part of the development.

Further community benefits include the provision of a community use facility which is going to be used as a Montessori School and by the local football club, while contributions will also made to local services through Section 106 payments

Design and sustainability

Argyll Place is a collection of 20 private mews and townhouses and 17 affordable homes situated off Pangbourne Avenue in North Kensington.

Sustainability is a key focus of the development with all the properties achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Photovoltaic panels are provided to each of the homes, which also boast highly insulated walls, using structural insulating panels (SIPs).

Energy-saving mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) units are installed to all properties, helping them to stay warm in winter and cool in the summer. Energy-efficient heating, high levels of insulation and water-saving methods are also used, while the affordable homes feature brown roofs to promote biodiversity.

Environmentally-friendly materials have been used throughout the project, while demolition waste was recycled and reused during the build, with any surplus used at other Taylor Wimpey developments in London and the south east.

With regard to promoting sustainable modes of transport, each home is provided with a cycle rack, while each parking space features a charging point for electric cars.

 

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