The under-utilised north eastern corner of Salisbury School grounds provided the site for this 3-storey mixed use scheme incorporating 10 Key Worker Flats and a new Sixth Form Centre.
The residential scheme consists of a 2/3-storey building containing 10 x 1 & 2-bedroom Key Worker Flats. The building is contained under a stepped profiled metal mono-pitched roof through which the glazed top of the stair tower projects. The access to the upper flats of the development is provided via covered external metal balconies.
The 10 flats have their own independent access and are all let: to teachers at Salisbury School, London Transport police officers, nurses and healthcare workers. These flats provide intermediate rent accommodation for workers vitally needed in the London Borough of Enfield.
The Council was able to offset some of the costs of the new education building against the leasing arrangement with Christian Action Housing Association. This exciting and innovative initiative involved joint working between The London Borough of Enfield’s Education, Housing and Corporate departments.
This scheme not only gives the school a new Sixth Form Centre, and vital workers in London a place to live, but also shows of joint inter-departmental working at its best.