Frank Towell Court, Feltham
|Frank Towell Court
|urbanspec M-Series Bike Stores
|urbanspec P-Series Bin Stores
Frank Towell Court is a £32 million housing scheme currently near completion in Feltham in West London. This infill development scheme by Hounslow Borough Council will provide the area with 102 homes, forming a prominent new housing complex. Main Contractors for this project are Willmott Dixon, who are working alongside architectural firm, Kendall Kingscott, to deliver the project.
urbanspec worked with Willmott Dixon to provide the design, manufacture and installation of 3no. urbanspec M-Series Bike Stores, in addition to urbanspec P-Series Bin Stores. This was part of an extensive refurbishment of external amenity spaces in order to provide residents with secure bike parking provisions and improved waste and recycling storage, in addition to landscaped gardens, children’s play areas and new pathways.
The bike stores were provided as an integral aspect of a comprehensive bike parking package that included fixed two-tier racking and stands in order to meet project requirements and provide space for the secure storage of 246 bikes across the development. The all-steel modular framework of the bike stores ensures lasting durability in demanding urban environments, while forest panel external cladding was specified on all units in order to tie-in with the architectural design of the development.
Contained within the planning application for Frank Towell Court was also a detailed Ecological Appraisal, which put forward suggestions to include green roofs on any external buildings where possible. All urbanspec M-Series Bike Stores were designed with an integral sedum green roof, providing the opportunity to introduce a valuable resource for delivering BNG on a development.
This incorporation was in line with a range of energy saving biodiversity initiatives utilised across the development, following the principles of the Hounslow Local Plan. These included photovoltaic panels fitted to the roof of each building and the incorporation of rain gardens into the landscape design in order to establish a sustainable method of irrigation. Through establishing wildlife areas, the development hopes to encourage a natural habitat for insects, birds and other urbanised wildlife.