The artwork panels (a spanner and a drill) are a community monument reflecting on the historical narratives. In keeping with our commitment to innovation, we designed and engineered an offsite solution to ensure quality, low wastage and environmental site impacts.”Neal O’Shea, Commercial Manager, Woodhurst Construction Limited
U&I and DLA Architecture’s vision was to breathe new life into this former industrial site, to provide much needed new homes and space for local enterprise including start-ups and small businesses.
Rebranded as Equipment Works, the site was originally the home of the Associated Equipment Company Factory – the makers of motorised London buses and the prototype for the Routemaster.
This heritage narrative and local landscape has influenced the architecture and the public realms. A new public square sits at its heart, with improved public access connecting local neighbouring schemes. This placemaking allied with a biodiverse rich landscape, underpins the potential for community cohesion, vitality and improved wellbeing.
This transaction not only represents an exciting expansion of our London footprint, but also demonstrates our long-term commitment to providing high-quality properties that match residents’ demands for value and service. We are thrilled to continue working with Telford Homes and Henderson Park through this project, which will create significant economic and social benefits for the local community.Mark Allnutt, Senior Managing Director UK, Greystar