Windsor Walk

This project was the extensive refurbishment and reinstatement of six derelict Victorian terraced town houses in Denmark Hill, London. Four of the houses (numbers 6-9) were combined and converted into a 24-bedroom temporary accommodation unit, while the other two houses were redeveloped and sold as luxury 4-bedroom houses (numbers 10 and 11).

The work to the temporary accommodation unit was carried out in conjunction with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ronald Macdonald House and will provide accommodation for parents whose children are being treated in King’s College Hospital.

The main objective of the project was to bring these 150-year-old buildings back from the brink of ruin and give them a sustainable future. The buildings were stripped back to the bare brick structure and new glazing and insulation to the walls and roof were added where appropriate. The buildings were also provided with heat reclaim ventilation, Solar PVs, air source heat pumps and rainwater recycling.

The buildings achieved an EPC rating of B with a score of 31, equivalent to a well-designed new property; a tested airtightness of 4.76 m3/m2/hr; and an EcoHomes Excellent Rating.

Skelly & Couch Ltd provided M&E, and sustainability design services on the project.