Design Proposals for Capital Interchange Way
Radical proposal up to 19 storeys high and 550 flats
An exhibition was held last week on the plans for Capital Interchange Way, an innovative development that will include a new bus depot and up to 550 new homes. The initial proposal was for 350 homes and included a car showroom, which is now removed.
An initial exhibition was held last October and a modified design was put forward.
The proposal includes a bus depot that will be relocated from Commerce Road, 550 new flats in a mixture of 1-3 bedrooms, employment space and separate business "pods" and a public space on the raised podium level.
The three buildings will be 66.3m, 69.3m and 73m tall which correspond to 16, 17 and 19 storeys respectively, all to be constructed over 3 years.
The base of the northern building closest to the A4 will have office space. The flats overlooking the A4 will need mechanical ventilation which will be drawn from the park.
The green engineering consultants Battle McCarthy claim that the building facades themselves will help improve air quality, limit noise and help direct sunlight towards the park and that the shape and location of the buildings will disperse pollutants and manage the treatment of fresh air.
There will be a Combined Heat and Power plant to generate hot water and electricity on site.
The bus garage will allow up to 89 buses to be homed and serviced on the ground floor. There will be 191 parking spaces for residents, 24 for Metroline staff and 940 cycle spaces for residents
It is expected that a planning application will be submitted this Autumn which could be decided by the Planning Committee in Spring 2017 leading to a completed site by 2021.
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July 13, 2016