Combining Housing and Education Construction
In recent years, the UK has witnessed a notable surge in the demand for strategic urban planning. Given the rising population and urbanisation trends, the pressing need for efficient use of space calls for innovative construction approaches. At the forefront of this revolution is the integration of housing and education construction projects, a strategy that Jerram Falkus Construction is proud to champion.
Ark Soane: A Pioneering Mixed-Use Venture in Acton
Jerram Falkus Construction, with immense pride and dedication, announces its collaboration with Countryside and the Department for Education on a groundbreaking £52m project: Ark Soane. Nestled in the bustling heart of Acton, this venture signifies a harmonious blend of housing and education, addressing two pivotal needs of the community.
The design of Ark Soane Academy stands as a testament to modern architectural brilliance. Envisioned to cater to 1,200 students, the academy will span the first three floors of the state-of-the-art structure. Ascending the building, one would find 113 meticulously designed housing units, further complemented by three townhouses gracing the vicinity.
Sustainability and Innovation at its Core
At Jerram Falkus Construction, we understand the significance of sustainable construction in today’s climate. The Ark Soane project underscores this commitment. A dedicated energy centre, equipped with a ground source heat pump, will form the heart of the building. This innovative system transfers heat to and from the earth, marking a considerable stride in energy efficiency. Such advancements not only cater to the immediate needs of the residents and students but also pave the way for a greener, more sustainable future by substantially reducing the building’s carbon footprint.
The Academy offers students various external facilities to enhance their learning experience beyond the classrooms. A modern sports hall, an expansive playground, and a versatile multi-use games area will offer a holistic educational experience, fostering physical health alongside academic growth.
Fostering Community and Sustainability
The strategic design of Ark Soane speaks volumes about its potential to nurture a tight-knit community. The project fosters productivity and social cohesion by merging housing and education under one roof. Such integrated designs accentuate the essence of community living, promoting shared values and mutual growth.
Further amplifying the sustainable ethos of the project, Ark Soane’s prime location enhances the walkability factor for the area. With easy access to essential services and amenities, the reliance on vehicles is predicted to drop, leading to decreased carbon emissions. Such initiatives resonate deeply with the broader conversation on sustainability, especially considering the UK’s ambitious net-zero target for 2050.
Jerram Falkus: Building Legacies
With over 138 years of construction excellence, we at Jerram Falkus stand firm on our foundational principles laid down in 1884. Our family-run legacy is rooted in delivering impeccable services to our clients, a commitment that shines through in projects like Ark Soane.
Having carved a niche in housing and education construction arenas, we understand the intricacies of such mixed-use projects. Our portfolio, rich with diverse ventures, including the Ark Soane scheme, is evidence of our expertise and dedication.
Embark on your construction journey with a partner that builds not just structures but lasting legacies. Contact Jerram Falkus to bring your projects to fruition, or delve into our extensive projects page for deeper insights.Back