Gallon Close

BPTW Partnership, Charlton, 2009


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Front elevation of terrace 

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  • Front elevation of terrace    
  • Rear facades in white render    
  • Entrance facade with deep-set opening for shelf shading    
  • Rear facade    
  • Rear of terrace showing balconies and storage sheds    
  • Entrance facade    
  • Photovoltaic roof tiles    
  • Site plan    
  • Site layout    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Visualisation    
  • Environmental diagram    
  • Detailed section    

Seven-home low carbon terrace development meeting level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes

Gallon Close is a new-build residential scheme replacing a disused mediation centre, in close proximity to Charlton football ground, east London. The three-storey, four-bedroom family houses will be offered as general needs rental.

The scheme is intended to promote excellent sustainable living achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5. To reach this target the design includes several green solutions.

The schemes' saw-toothed roof provides the optimum solar orientation for the photovoltaics while Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS), solar water heating and a heat recovery system are also included. A communal 15,000 litre rain water harvesting, raised beds for growing vegetables and triple bins for recycling all add to the low carbon design.

The attention to detail has resulted in an air tightness test of 2.5m3/hr/m2 and annual CO2 emissions of -0.7kg/m2/year.


  • Begun: Jan 2009
  • Completed: Oct 2009
  • Floor area: 888m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £1.5M
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • CO2 Emissions: .7kg/m2/year
  • Address: Gallon Close, Charlton, SE7 8SY, United Kingdom

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