Set in the diverse London Borough of Waltham Forest, Coronation Square is a major joint project between Waltham Forest Council and Taylor Wimpey that will bring a new lease of life to a community facility, The Score Centre in Leyton.
With the borough’s largest planning application granted via a virtual meeting during the first lockdown in March 2020, Coronation Square will create 750 new homes, of which 50% will be affordable, as well as a new NHS health hub and indoor sports facility, pre-school nursery and a vibrant market square replete with a fountain, enclosed by retail and commercial space for existing and new start-up businesses. The Coronation Square site will also include a new District Heating Network and incorporate other energy-efficient measures, to help create a low carbon community in response to the council’s climate emergency declaration.
As part of the planning agreement for Coronation Square an additional £5m will be allocated to improving local infrastructure and facilities, including approximately £486,500 towards Transport for London (TfL) bus services, over £400,000 towards local education and hundreds of thousands of pounds towards improving neighbouring highways. Luscious green spaces are fundamental to the design, with homes arranged around shared garden courtyards that include lawns for recreation, relaxation and play space for all ages.
Designed by architect Pollard Thomas Edwards and LA Architects, who are working on the sport and leisure facility, Whitecode is providing MEPH designs for RIBA stages three to seven, and were appointed for this project following a competitive tender return. For the residential side of the scheme Whitecode will be working with architect, BM3.
As well as utilising BIM and 3D modelling on this project to enable greater design efficiencies and transparencies, Whitecode will be performing overheating analysis to ensure comfortable interiors can be created for occupant benefit. Vertical transport assessment will also be undertaken to determine the number of lifts needed to enable safe access and movement routes.
On completion in 2022, the presence of Whitecode’s market leading MEPH designs will ensure the stunning interiors within the Coronation Square development hit the mark on occupant comfort for many years to come.