The first large-scale Rational House development has achieved planning permission in London. On 31 July, Hammersmith & Fulham Council approved designs for a 10-dwelling Rational House project as a pilot scheme, including two one-bedroom flats, six two-bedroom flats and two three-bedroom houses.
Rational House is an affordable residential programme which sees homes constructed using pre-cast panels generated in an off-site factory and assembled onsite. The highly-flexible home concept is headed by City House Projects Ltd with AECOM providing design, planning, engineering, project management and cost consultancy services.
Ben de Waal, head of residential for AECOM, commented: “The Spring Vale Estate is a good example of the flexible and adaptable nature of the Rational House™ product. It is designed to create a sustainable and affordable product for the modern living. It is very important to us to protect and complement the existing attributes of the area, such as the mature cherry trees on the site and provide more open green spaces. Equally the site will meet high standards of sustainability at all stages.”