Situated in Enfield, Middlesex, InnovaPark is a 4 hectare residential scheme which forms part of a much wider mixed-use regeneration development.
The scheme was approved in April 2005 and includes commercial/business use, a new London academy school and a hotel.
The site delivers 423 residential properties, which includes one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom houses and a community centre. The multi-phased scheme was designed to meet the Code of Sustainable Homes Level 3, and five homes during the first phase of the project were upgraded to achieve Eco-homes excellent rating.
The mixed-use development was implemented by Circle Housing Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of affordable housing with more than 65,000 homes. Galliford Try is the main contractor on the development and RMA Architects is the architect. Galliford Try is a leading name in the construction of housing developments, whilst RMA Architects specialise in the design and regeneration of waterside and urban Brownfield sites.
The homes are being constructed to incorporate a range of contemporary styles – to suit the requirements of modern living – and include a stunning array of fixtures and fittings. The scheme design is specific to both the local area and the development and provides affordable homes in a safe and secure environment.
Oak effect laminate flooring is used throughout hallways and living areas within the residential units, whilst master bedrooms boast built-in wardrobes. Meanwhile, kitchens include integrated appliances, stainless steel sinks and gloss units and bathrooms include white Roca sanitary ware, chrome fittings and ceramic tiles.
The main materials being used during construction include traditional brick and blockwork, precast concrete and timber frames. The exterior of the units includes rendered and brick facades, with a mix of tiles, timber and glass. The buildings also include steel balconies.
Environmentally friendly features of InnovaPark include photovoltaic (PV) panels, rainwater harvesting, solar water heating panels and underfloor heating.
As a major development for Enfield, integrating InnovaPark into the local community is a key focus of the scheme, so whilst work is taking place on the site students from nearby OasisAcademySchool have been encouraged to learn about the construction of the new development. Galliford Try has also implemented an initiative to include local labourers on the scheme, which also saw the contractor take on eight new apprentices.
In addition to the new buildings on the site, InnovaPark also includes landscaped communal areas, rear site car parking and associated public spaces. All homes on the site also include an NHBC 10-year warranty.
InnovaPark is located close to junction 25 of the M25, Enfield Lock Station and is just 28 miles away from StanstedAirport. With customer satisfaction at 99%, InnovaPark is proving to be a huge success for residents.
RMA Architects are a medium sized practice based in Hampstead in North London. The practice’s client base consists of top UK housebuilders, housing associations, smaller developers, health care facilities, charities, community groups, commercial businesses and private individuals.
RMA Architects offer a broad range of in-house services but are especially skilled in the regeneration of urban brownfield sites with mixed use and residential projects for both affordable and private sectors. Most of its projects are situated in Greater London but it has also completed major projects nationally in Cardiff, Ipswich and Birmingham.
RMA Architects is a design led practice committed to key urban design principles when masterplanning new sites. The practice carefully interprets the particular constraints and opportunities of individual sites in order to deliver maximum value for its clients with a cohesive and individual design solution. RMA Architects believes strongly in developing inclusive relationships throughout the planning or construction process by consulting with all key stakeholders at an early stage.
RMA Architects’ success within the planning process stems from an intelligent understanding of the physical context of sites and the unique aspirations of its clients. At construction phase RMA Architects has developed a carefully planned approach to production information which together with its experience of project delivery makes it uniquely qualified to fully contribute to a successful build.