The Hyde, Hendon
We were appointed by London & Quadrant (L&Q) in August 2016 to deliver the detailed design of The Hyde, Hendon – a landmark development comprising 387 homes (including 139 shared ownership and 34 affordable rent) and 647sqm of community facilities and commercial space. These new family homes are organised in 11 blocks ranging from 6 to 14 storeys, sat atop of basement car and cycle parking, all united by a landscape based on the theme of reed beds in the local Silk Stream.
The project takes some of the BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodologies developed in our work with the University of Warwick and Jaguar Land Rover into our housing projects. For The Hyde, we have utilised our BIM capability to develop the design and to detail and deliver streamlined construction information. We have also used our BIM tools to aid L&Q in the production of marketing material in the form of visualisations and fly-throughs. BIM has allowed for clearer communication through the design process, as well as being a valuable tool in understanding and resolving issues that have arisen during the construction process.
The non-residential element of the development has been designed to a minimum of ‘BREEAM Excellent’ to the shell and core, while a combined heat and power (CHP) unit and photovoltaic (PV) arrays will provide on-site electricity and heat generation for the dwellings.
The project started on site in January 2017, with the first block due for completion in September 2018.