Colindale Hospital

Colindale Hospital, in North London, finally closed its doors in 2004. Following a competitive bid process, WGI was appointed by Fairview New Homes Ltd as architect and lead consultant for the production stage of the £70 million, 4.3 hectare mixed tenure redevelopment comprising 714 new apartments and houses. The firm's role included a design audit to ensure compliance, and securing statutory approval and coordination of all relevant design standards.
New build elements range from three storey houses through to ten storey apartment blocks, whilst nine units are being built within a refurbished, listed early 1900s administration building. A combined heat and power biomass plant provides hot water, which together with brown/green roofs enables all apartments to meet Sustainable Homes Code Level 3 and all of the Houses Code Level 4.
An impressive, brand new urban quarter has been created in what is the largest scheme to date for the client. Processes and procedures have been established for supply chain procurement over larger, longer-term building contracts.

Date: 2012
Location: Colindale Hospital, Edgware, London
Client: Fairview New Homes
Value: £70m
Service: Architecture: Construction Design