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Cranwood House, Haringey


Cranwood House is a housing scheme for the London Borough of Haringey where nearly 80% of the new homes will be socially rented. The project will provide 41 new homes with a mix of one to three-bedroom apartments, houses, and maisonettes. These homes are split across three buildings, with 32 for social rent and nine for private sale.

The project has been designed to be ultra-low energy, using Passivhaus principles and striving for the highest levels of energy efficiency to reduce energy costs for residents. Triple-glazed windows, photovoltaic panels on the roofs, and additional insulation are just a few of the measures that have been integrated into the design of the project. All the homes are either dual or triple aspect.

The scheme is located on a complex and sensitive site set within Muswell Hill. The site, which used to be a Victorian railway station before being replaced by a care home, is adjacent to the ancient woodland of Highgate Wood and the popular Parkland Walk. The landscape design draws upon the adjacent woodland setting in its approach to biodiversity, habitat, and natural play features. At the centre of the proposals, a laneway leads to a new landscaped communal courtyard garden that provides amenity and children’s play space for residents to socialise close to home.

Project Details:

An ultra-low energy, social housing scheme for the London Borough of Haringey, located on a complex and sensitive site.

Client: London Borough of Haringey

Construction Value: £16m

Completion: 2023

Location: Haringey