This design from Metaphorm consists of 46 apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms and a further six, four bedroom town houses. Shortlisted for the 2012 Housing Design Award the apartments are built in two separate blocks and arranged around a courtyard while the townhouses overlook a community garden.

Project Details

SYSTEM AmbiFloat
CLIENT Southwark Council | L&Q Housing Trust
ARCHITECT Metaphorm
CONTRACTOR Durkan
PROJECT VALUE £39 million

Construction was carried out by Durkan for L&Q Housing Association and the development is part of the £1.5 billion regeneration of Elephant and Castle area in Southwark. All the new homes are built to level four of the code for sustainable homes with many energy saving features built into the construction process including the underfloor heating system.
Ambiente supplied 30mm, foiled and grooved floating floor system which was overlaid with an 18mm tongue and groove chipboard to accept a range of floor finishes. Each unit has individual zone/room temperature control and also benefits from having a central time clock to optimise energy efficiency.
A spokesperson for the Southwark Council’s regeneration team, Richard Thomas said “Southwark takes great pride in delivering worldclass urban design that works for local people. We’ve put a huge amount of time and effort into this programme and the results, so far, fully justify our commitment.”
All supplies were timed to fit into a strict construction schedule with all components delivered direct from our warehouse.

If you have a project that would benefit from an Ambiente underfloor heating system call 01707 649 118