Client: Bellway Homes
Architect: Boon Brown
BREEAM: Level 4 Code for Sustainable Homes
The £20m development at Highgate Court, the former Highgate police station, consists of 82 high-spec one, two and three-bed apartments accommodated over six storeys. Approximately 70% of the apartments will be privately owned, with the remaining 30% providing social housing/shared ownership accommodation. The development has undercover car parking facilities with a landscaped garden area and the design fully complies with the London Design Guide, Secured by Design and Lifetime Homes.
We undertook the mechanical and electrical engineering design using Revit MEP 3-D software to enable the size of the services risers throughout the six-storey building to be minimised in order to maximise the net lettable floor space whilst ensuring that plant can still be safely installed and maintained.
The development will achieve Level 4 under the Code for Sustainable Homes with a central plant room containing a gas-fired community heat and power (CHP) unit contributing to a 40% reduction in carbon compared to Building Regulations requirements.