Hertsmere Borough Council
Michael Dyson Associates Ltd is currently ranked Nr 1 on the Hertsmere Borough Council Architectural Framework. Following successful service provision on a number of housing development sites in the area, Hertsmere BC appointed us to provide design services for the redevelopment of the site of a former Police Station situated in a prominent position on the Elstree Corridor in Borehamwood.
The scheme design would be heavily influenced by the Council’s Elstree Way Corridor Area Local Plan and Design Guides as well as the context of the immediate surrounding area. Our design proposals have delivered a scheme of 96 dwellings, consisting of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments within 2 new apartment blocks of 7 & 8 storeys high, for a mix of affordable and private rent.
Energy efficiency considerations have been an important factor in design development and specific sustainable design features have been incorporated to align with local social, environmental and economic objectives . These include installation of green roofs for rainwater recycling and to reduce rainwater run off times, electric charging points to encourage the use of electric vehicles, photovoltaic panels on the roof of one of the blocks, introduction of cycle storage areas, car club parking spaces and reduced overall parking to encourage use of public transport. To encourage social activity amongst residents, landscaped amenity space has been incorporated around the site, as well as a roof top garden on one of the blocks with screening, seating and a range of planters.