Hale Village 

Hale Village is a major regeneration scheme sited between Tottenham Hale Station and the River Lea. It transforms industrial land into a new community of over 1,200 mixed tenure homes as well as offices, retail, leisure and community facilities.

Client  Newlon Housing Trust
Location  Tottenham Hale, London
Completion  2013
Cost  £20.5m

Services

  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Architectural design
  • Public consultation
Hale Village

We designed Vickers Court, a seven-storey courtyard building providing affordable rent and key worker housing for Newlon Housing Trust.

The building contains 176 one, two and three bedroom homes for shared ownership and affordable rent. Housing is designed to meet Lifetime Homes and Secured by Design standards. Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 is achieved with a combined heat and power plant and renewable energy in the form of biomass and photovoltaic panels.

Generous amenity spaces are provided to all residents with communal courtyards, private gardens, private balconies and roof gardens. The generosity of open space at the centre of the scheme creates a sense of place and enhances privacy and daylight to the dwellings.

Hale Village
Hale Village
Hale Village

The building footprint creates a street layout that is legible and permeable. Public spaces and pedestrian routes are landscaped and overlooked with priority given to pedestrians and cyclists. All units have dedicated secure cycle storage and as the location benefits from excellent public transport links, no car parking is provided. Biodiversity is encouraged though extensive green roofs and landscaping including the re-introduction of native tree and plants species.

The development relates to the architectural character of the surrounding buildings and addresses three distinct character areas – a residential avenue, the eco-park to the north and the linear park to the south. This has been achieved through fenestration, articulation and the use of materials to break up the visible mass of the building.

Hale Village

Photography Hundven-Clements Photography