Congratulations!

You have chosen your winner. We will now notify all the other architects. We will contact you soon.



THANK YOU!

Your project brief has now been submitted for review and our dedicated advisors will be in contact within the next 48hrs. In the meantime, why not continue browsing our amazing community of architects.


Please verify your email

Thank you for signing up to Architects' Republic. Once your brief has been submitted for review, please take look out for a verification email to confirm your email address.

It looks like you have already signed up. Please to continue

Your account has not been verified yet. Please check your email and click link provided to verify your account.


Welcome to Architects' Republic.


An activation email has been sent. Please check your email.


Your account has been verified but has not yet been activated. We will be in touch shortly.


Password reset

Enter your email. We will send you a password update link.

 
A password reset link has been sent. Please check your email.

Login

 

Create Client Account

 
 

Please make sure you understand and accept our terms before using this site and showing interest in this opportunity.


  I agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined by Architects Republic.          


Thank you

We are pleased to confirm we have received your submission and we will be in touch once the client has made their decision.



Cityzen

Cityzen

Hove

Facebook linkedin googleplus pinterest

Cityzen - Temporary Housing (Homeless Hostel)

Cityzen

An interim response to Ealing Council's homeless pressures.
Developer QED Sustainable Urban Developments was appointed by Ealing Council to use sites earmarked for future development to erect temporary housing for 7 years for their local homeless residents.
First approached in February 2017 with a planning approval for the site, the brief for Cityzen was to produce compliant, coordinated construction designs for studio, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments from converted shipping containers.
Being a 7 year lease the property was not "temporary" under building regulations and so had to perform to all commercial regulations.
Cityzen delivered the first architectural layouts for the apartments that month, and the contract designs for architecture and building services engineering (M&E) were issued for construction in June.
The site was completed and residents moved in in time for Christmas.

Photographs by

Cityzen


Two of 5 blocks of apartments

Two of 5 blocks of apartments 



Many people produce temporary shipping container developments, temporary being <30 days and so not subject to the rigour of UK building regulations.
The developer approached Cityzen Feb 2017 with planning approval in place for a site of 144 converted shipping containers to deliver . Cityzen delivered a building regulations compliant design for individual units within a few months, and delivered a full architecture and building services engineering (M&E) package for construction in 4 months. Responding to enquiries from the 2 shipping container conversion companies appointed, the project was delivered in 10 months from initial unit concept to over 200 homeless Ealing residents moving in.
Cityzen not only provided the unit design, but also the on-site architecture and building services engineering (M&E) including utilities new connections.