Unit One Architects were employed by Reve Developments to assist with a small back-land site located on the Haringey Ladder in North London.
The site was bought at auction as a working scrapyard however the client’s ambition was to create a high quality contemporary development. Prior to being a scrapyard site had been a garage court and prior after suffering bomb damage during World War Two. Its chequered history lead to the need to rehabilitate the site as it had become a hot-spot for crime and anti-social behaviour. Unit One Architects proposed a secure mews style development so the site could no longer be used as a cut through, which would improve security for the surrounding houses and gardens.
A staggered brick terrace of three 2-bedroom dwellings with projecting, chamfered roofs was delivered. The roofs project out over the front doors to provide shelter and the roof soffit was lined with dark stained timber to provide a high quality entrance.
Internally each unit includes an open plan living/kitchen/diner downstairs and 2 bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor. The intention was to appeal to first time buyers who may choose to share a property or young couples aiming to start a family.
Unit One Architects provided full architectural services to Reve developments and allowed them to produce a high quality and profitable development that delivered high quality homes which have also received several housing awards.