Heathside & Lethbridge Phase 2, London
Proteus HR panels in varying shades of blue and Proteus SC panels in varying shades of yellow and orange feature on Phase 2 of the mixed-tenure redevelopment at Parkside which comprises 190 new homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale within mid-rise apartment buildings and a landmark 17-storey tower offering residents excellent views across London.
The contemporary design adopted on Phase 2 set the precedent for appearance and material treatment for the following four phases and is characterised by contrasting Proteus HR panels with areas of brick and projecting glazed and Proteus SC panelled balconies.
On some of the mid-rise blocks the blue Proteus HR panels fixed vertically and horizontally act as rainscreen cladding, complemented by Proteus SC panels in the same colours on the balconies. On others the Proteus HR panels are vertical feature elements beside full-length glazing on a brick-dominated façade.
The high-density yet high-quality development sits within an overall outline consented £200million master plan which will deliver 512m2 of retail floor space, 768m2 of community floor space, an energy centre, public spaces including a square, central park green space and play facilities, and a day nursery.
The 1,000+ one to four-bedroomed residential units were designed to Code Level 4, with over 50% designed for private sale to help fund, in buildings ranging from three to 17 storeys in height.
One of the regeneration project’s key objectives was a high degree of resident involvement in both design and logistics, even down to flat layouts, the materials used, and landscaping. Existing council tenants had the option to move into the new homes once they were built.