Designed by HTA and Woods Bagot, Greenford Quay is a new type of tenure for the area, re-opening a long-derelict GlaxoSmithKline site in Greenford, inviting the public back into an area that had been closed off for decades.
Tillermans, Greenford Quay Block 5, is the first phase to be delivered within the new masterplan and is designed as a bespoke BTR development, which will lead the way in delivering a new community on the edge of the Grand Union Canal.
For the project, Rory Bergin, Partner and Head of Sustainable Futures at HTA, conducted a piece of research with Herriot Watt University into the environment benefits of modular design – finding that just one building built through modular construction produced 40% fewer emissions at 26,000 tonnes of CO2 saved, equivalent to 7,030 vehicles taken off the road for a whole year or planting over 160,000 trees.
The Sustainable Futures team was set up in 2007 by Rory, and over the last decade has managed to provide a wide range of services to the practice’s clients aimed at improving the sustainability of development. In embracing offsite production and environmentally friendly modern methods of construction, the practice is producing architecture that does not compromise on design and is conducive to creating places where people choose to live.