Formation Architects designed this new build residential scheme from feasibility through planning to on-site delivery for Fairview New Homes. The site is a former industrial site in the London Borough of Haringey. The buildings range between four and fourteen storeys to create 174 new homes, many with fantastic views over London.
Andrew Reid, Design Director, Fairview New Homes
Fairview New Homes bring a strong and established methodology to all their projects. Nevertheless Formation Architects were able to add further value to the concept rationalising the layout, adding more units and improving the articulation of the two parallel blocks of residential units.
The buildings are staggered both in plan and elevation, creating a stepped massing ranging between four and fourteen storeys in height. The lower portion relates to the neighbouring properties across the New River, whilst the slender taller elements mark the prominent location of the scheme next to the train station. As with all our pre-planning projects, we helped navigate through the complexities of the planning process, the numerous pre apps and Design Review Panels, consultations and committees.
Fairview have a highly efficient construction team with long-established ways of working. Formation Architects learned these systems and produced the construction documentation in the required format. The result is a project that was built on time and within budget.
All units have been designed to meet the London Housing Design guide and most enjoy double or triple aspect, maximising access to daylight and providing attractive views towards the river and Alexandra Palace. The scheme enhances the public realm in its prominent location and the scheme sold well in a difficult market.