Case Study: Plevna Crescent
27 July 2020
The design for this 72-unit housing scheme is a direct response to its location in a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). The site, which is former Network Rail land, is one of a series of sites that forms a major wildlife corridor between the Lee Valley and the City.
The proposed development has been designed to work harmoniously with the ecology area, reinforcing and enhancing the existing condition – providing both protection (through maintenance and monitored access) and new habitats in the form of a seasonal wetland pond, sheltered environments within the gabion stone walls and diverse wildflower roofs.
Sustainable technologies such as CHP, solar power and SuDS ponds ensure the development’s ecological ethos is worthy of its site. On completion, approximately 70% of the site is to be handed over to a charitable trust for future use by schools and ecology groups who will be able to research, observe and enjoy the unique ecological environment.
At Plevna Crescent we have incorporated energy-efficient materials with low U-values and high efficiency systems to reduce the developments carbon emissions by at least 35% over the baseline figure, with at least 20% of this reduction via on-site renewable energy sources in accordance with London Plan Policy.