The redevelopment of the Lister Medical Centre site in Harlow has been granted planning permission.
The redevelopment of the Lister Medical Centre site in Harlow has been granted planning permission; signalling the go ahead for an exciting new development of apartments and commercial space in the heart of Staple Tye - one of the seven, original neighbourhoods of Gibberd’s Harlow New Town masterplan.
The 3,070 square metre, five-storey building will provide 24 social housing units, each with a private balcony area, on the upper floors, together with flexible, commercial space on the ground floor, a new landscaped plaza and shared amenity and play space.
The scheme has been designed to be exemplary in respect of energy performance; utilising principles of Passivhaus design such as a fabric first approach and centralised heat pumps to achieve Net Zero Carbon in use and reduce running costs. Our sustainability approach for Perry Road has led to Harlow District Council instructing a general upgrade for all developments in their portfolio to achieve matching or similar Passivhaus standards.
The strategic position of the site allows for excellent connectivity to immediate amenities and the rest of Harlow, enabling future residents to embrace sustainable transport methods and readily access the location’s adjacent green spaces.
Matt Baldwin, Project Director at McBains commented: “This newly approved scheme will provide high quality, energy-efficient homes for local families and supports the council’s wider agenda to regenerate the Staple Tye neighbourhood.
“Our design provides an important gateway building to the Staple Tye area and has been informed by the character of the neighbourhood; with angular parapet roof forms, buff brickwork and vertical metal cladding”.
McBains provided a full inter-disciplinary service to Harlow District Council, comprising architecture, building services engineering, civil and structural engineering, sustainability advice, cost management and project management.
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