Dujardin Mews Walking Tour
Karakusevic Carson Architects
- Original design
- Karakusevic Carson Architects, 2017
The 2018 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2019 programme mid-August.
The award winning Dujardin Mews is built on remediated brownfield land previously occupied by Ponders End Gasworks, redeveloped to create the Oasis Academy Hadley 2014. The 0.79ha long, narrow, rectangular plot was surplus to requirements for the school. Designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects in partnership with Maccreanor Lavington, East landscape architects and Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. It was designed as a flagship scheme to set a high benchmark for the Council as a developer for the first time in almost forty years. Work involved a significant amount of consultation with the local community on the nearby Alma Estate as part of the regeneration of the local area. It is named after Enfield's double Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin.
The nearby Electric Quarter is being built on land formerly a campus of Middlesex University. It will provide 167 homes and commercial and community floorspace. Designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects / MGM Associates. The development partner is Lovell. Phase A is nearing completion.
Dujardin Mews provides 38 masonry constructed, affordable homes and is a modern interpretation of a traditional London residential terraced street. It includes a mixture of spacious one and two bed flats, two bed maisonettes and three and four bed townhouses with parking and amenity space. The eastern terrace is largely three storey three bed houses with saw toothed roofs, courtyards and integral garages below and a small three storey one bed apartment. The western terrace is largely traditional two storey three bed houses with gardens. A three storey portion provides a mix of four bed family houses with gardens and two bed flats and maisonettes with courtyards. Four of the homes are adapted for wheelchair use. The main bricks are Freshfield Lane Rustica bricks and the road surface is finished with Marshalls Tegula permeable brick setts.
Built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 (with four of the two storey houses to Level 5) it achieves floor areas above the Greater London Authority standards, meets 100% Lifetime Homes standards and includes rooftop courtyard gardens, rain water control methods (SUDS beneath the road), green roofs, solar PV panels, excellent day lighting, efficient MVHR ventilation and high insulation standards. Half the homes have been made available for tenants and half leaseholders from the Alma Estate allocated according to a Local Lettings Plan agreed with the local community. It provides alternative housing for those moving out of the first phase of the wider regeneration project (Largely from the first tower block demolished).
At the Electric Quarter the former Middlesex University Campus has been demolished. The scheme provides for 167 residential units (25 affordable rent LB Enfield nomination rights, 27 shared ownership by ISHA (Christian Action) and 115 units for private sale by Lovell, It will provide 1349 sqm commercial and community floorspace including library and nursery, new access road, parking and associated landscaping.
Architects: Karakusevic Carson Architects with Maccreanor Lavington
Contract:JCT Design and Build (KCA novated)
Contractor: Durkan Ltd
Employers Agent: Philip Pank Partnership
Construction cost: £8.5m (part funded by RTB receipts, HRA and GLA grant)
Practical completion: 6th February 2017
Awards: RIBA Regional and National Awards Winner 2017 and finalist for the New London Awards, LABC Awards and Housing Design Awards 2017.
Architects: Karakusevic Carson Architects / MGM Associates
Planning Consultant: Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd
Engineers: SPD Consulting Engineers
M&E Engineers: Mendick Waring Ltd
Employers Agent: Airey Miller
Landscape Architects: ACD Environmental Ltd
Total investment: £50m
LB Enfield investment: £8.3m
GLA funding: £0.845m
Phase A: April 2016 to Autumn 2018
Phase B: October 2018 to December 2020.