Cranwood House is a housing scheme for the London Borough of Haringey where nearly 80% of the new homes will be for social rent. 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 homes for private sale.
The project has been designed to be ultra-low energy, using Passivhaus principles, and strives for the highest levels of energy efficiency and reduces energy costs for residents. Triple glazed windows, photovoltaic panels on the roofs and additional insulation are just some 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 in the London Borough of Haringey. 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, which provides amenity and children’s play space for residents to socialise close to their homes.
An ultra-low energy, social housing scheme for the London Borough of Haringey, located on a complex and sensitive site.