The site is steeped in history; it was home to Hurricane aircraft in WW2 and was the birthplace of both Concorde and supersonic travel.
The first phase of new homes at Brabazon – known as ‘The Hangar District’ – set the tone for the transformation of this historic local landmark. The second phase will now add a further 439 residential properties. The combination of family houses, spacious apartments and affordable homes will be set within communal gardens and community spaces. Apartment blocks one, two and three will provide 332 new residential apartments spread across buildings ranging from two- to five-storeys, along with private balconies and terraces for residents.
Elsewhere, the 380-acre former Airfield will include creative workspaces, schools, and community facilities, all set around landscaped public sequares and parkland, while over £100million is being invested in the local transport network.
Our building services team provided mechanical and electrical designs for the second residential phase, in addition to developing the energy strategy. With a key focus on sustainability underpinning the design ethos, our work was based upon a fabric first approach alongside Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) technology to drive-down operational energy consumption.
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Images courtesy of YTL Developments.