As a commercial construction company, we worked on a partnership with the architectural practice Cullinan Studio to refurbish half their building for a new low energy workplace and demolish the other half acquired by Jerram Developments to build 12-two bed apartments in Baldwin Terrace.
The construction of the 12 apartments situated along Regent’s Canal in Islington, comprised a 1,160m2 five storey development plus a lower ground floor at canal level, and one apartment deep to enable dual aspect accommodation. The building accommodates a row of four duplex units with their own front door and living spaces at street level on the ground floor, and bedrooms at canal level below which are set back behind a garden wall for privacy and security. The remaining eight units are paired on each upper floor, with the two penthouse apartments enjoying south-facing corner terraces at the top.
The new apartments were designed to EcoHomes ‘Very Good’ at planning stage. To celebrate the waterside and sunny location, the apartments are generously proportioned with spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area. A layered south facade of sliding windows and louvres will enable the residents to passively control the internal environment and enjoy the view, air, light and sun. Besides an energy efficient thermal envelope and solar shading, a ground source heat pump fulfils the renewables requirement. Falkus Joinery provided the bespoke kitchens and duplex staircases.
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