351 Caledonian Road has been shortlisted in the Excellence for Planning for Homes category at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. Our scheme is a 156-home development of a derelict railway embankment site, previously compulsory purchased for construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) into London St Pancras. Tunnels run approximately 5m below ground.
Comprising a linear building (in the background of this image) and a series of freestanding pavilions (in the foreground), the scheme faced unique site challenges including two additional railway lines adjacent and designation as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. To distribute loading above the CTRL, pre-fabricated lightweight structural steel frames were used above concrete rafts, an innovative solution within a landscape featuring extensive new trees and planting.
See the list of finalists here.