As featured on Time Out, GRID Architects have received the green light on Brook House: an exemplary housing redevelopment in Acton that will see 102 crucial new homes delivered for Women’s Pioneer Housing, who have been unwaveringly dedicated to housing single women for over a century.
The proposals will see the replacement of existing buildings which are no longer fit for purpose. All current homes fail to meet the minimum space standards set out in the National Described Space Standards – and none of the existing homes are wheelchair accessible. GRID’s proposals will make use of the underutilised site to create 100 one-bedroom homes, and 2 two-bedroom homes, dramatically improving upon existing conditions and reflecting the specific requirements of existing residents and their needs as they grow older. Ten of the new homes have been allocated for people with disabilities, carefully designed to support and encourage a better quality of life. Brook House will be made up of 100% affordable homes, enabling those who would otherwise be unable to access the housing market.
Colin Veitch, director at GRID Architects said:
“This planning success is the result of extended discussions with stakeholders and a client who had the vision to support a creative architectural solution to the site constraints. Ultimately, this has delivered a development that provides critical housing to women in need, with safe access to outdoor amenity space, while positively contributing to the local area, both now and in the years to come.”