Mint Street Housing
Situated along a railway line in Bethnal Green, the Mint Street development provides 67 mixed-tenure homes.
The scheme is part of the Peabody Housing Project, one of London's leading social housing providers, who create a mixture of affordable rent, shared-ownership and private sale apartments.
Due to the passing train traffic it was important to create a buffer against the noise. Acoustic intrusion is alleviated significantly by the provision of mechanical ventilation and heat recovery units to all apartments.
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This design ensures purge ventilation during the summer to limit overheating in the bedrooms. The design meets the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.