Ivy Hall redevelopment, in Crouch Hill, London involved the re-provision of a local community centre, together with 23 additional social housing units. Baily Garner were appointed as Employer's Agent, Quantity Surveyor, Energy Assessor (BREEAM and SAP) and M&E Consultants for this £6 million project, built on a site formerly occupied by a single storey community building and car park.
The new development includes a new 3 storey community centre with a double height multi-purpose hall, purpose-built play area, meeting and office space including rooms available for use by local community based organisations, plus a community roof garden. The 23 social housing homes within the 4 storey residential building include a mix of 2 bed (11 no.), 1 bed (7 no) and 3 bed (3 no.) apartments, together with two wheelchair accessible units (3 bed/1 bed).
As Islington’s District Heating Team will be running new district heating mains to this building from their Bun Hill Energy Centre, Baily Garner have designed the heating system to ensure compatibility with the new incoming mains supply, with supplementary gas fired plant incorporated into the building’s heating design. Our design for the community centre heating also includes radiant heating panels and natural ventilation louvre heater batteries in the main community hall, together with underfloor heating in play spaces and general circulation areas.