The whole development provides 20 new affordable homes and a community centre as well as the Vicarage. The Homes & Communities Agency who helped realise the scheme, say it regenerated a derelict brownfield site, once blighted by antisocial behaviour.
Traditional materials were selected during construction, including reconstituted stone and flint cladding, which are sympathetic to the Gilbert Scott Grade II listed church, say the HCA. The development was also designed to achieve the Lifetime Homes standard.
LHA-ASRA worked in close consultation with St John the Evangelist Parish and Brent Council and received £3.2m from the HCA.
Heather Juman, Area Manager at the HCA, said: “The St John’s Church development may be relatively small but it’s already having a big impact on the local community. I’ve been impressed by the commitment to achieving the highest possible performance in relation to reducing the scheme’s carbon footprint. It also proves that traditional build techniques and high environmental standards need not be mutually exclusive.”