Exterior view of 556 Holloway
KCA have designed a landmark sustainable student housing scheme in Islington for Unite.
The scheme recycles the structure of an existing office building to create 131 bed spaces in a mixture of cluster and studio flats over commercial use at ground floor.
A commitment has been made to reach a BREEAM rating of Excellent and a number of innovative measures have been incorporated into the design to achieve this.
These include the use of sustainable building materials from the Green Guide, on site renewable energy from a wood pellet biomass boiler and super insulation to the building fabric.
All the bath and shower rooms will be manufactured off site and installed as prefinished pods, and water saving devices are specified throughout.
Brown roofs using recycled building materials will vastly improve the ecological value of the site and help attenuate rain water runoff.
The striking design along with great new landscape improvements at street level will add momentum to the regeneration of this section of the A1.
"KCA have outperformed expectations." Asif uz Zaman, Design & Planning Manager, Unite
1.05 Wenlock Studios
50-52 Wharf Road
London N1 7EU
Tel: 020 7336 0999
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