New project in our portfolio – 181 Talgarth Road in Hammersmith, London! Our group of companies responsible for delivering bespoke unitised curtain walls and stick system curtain wall with a total area of over 10,000 m2. 181 Talgarth Road is a purpose-built student accommodation building in Hammersmith, west London. The scheme student housing with over 700 apartments.
Student populations have increased over the last five years, and therefore demand from Higher Education Institutions have dictated the need to provide additional high-quality Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in many cities across the UK.
In addition to the 700 beds, the scheme feature flexible amenity space, including study and seminar space and an onsite gym. RSHP, together with award-winning landscape architects Gillespies, have also designed a landscaped garden courtyard at ground level and a mezzanine level with space for pop-ups and events.
The building form progressively steps down from its peak at 55m tall, forming green terraces every two bays, reaching the lowest terrace height of approximately 26.5m.
The north and south frontages have a pixelated untied façade made up of transparent, translucent, and solid panels arranged in a dispersed composition, with the intention to break down the scale of the building and also to reduce overlooking the residents. Panel arrangements have been carefully organized across the three tiers of the façade to respond to the daylight, orientation, privacy, visibility and neighbors factors.
The scheme plant additional trees across the new courtyard and around the public realm to create a more biodiverse and green experience throughout the site. The scheme is designed to meet and exceed planning policy, including through “BREEAM Excellent“ accreditation and being “Air Quality Neutral”.
Additionally, “KG Constructions Group” commits to their Clients and future generations to come to plant 1 tree for every ucw unit that leaves the factory as part of our “5 Year Sustainability Strategy”. This spring, more than 9 000 trees will be planted in Lithuanian forests, which will symbolize our responsibility and commitment towards better and more sustainable tomorrow.