Vision House was one of our many perfect examples of what we do as a business. During a global pandemic and a period that changed the world as we know it, we were overwhelmed with the success we had in Wimbledon Chase, selling all 19 private units in the main building and a further 3 private units at the rear. The building also comprises a ground-floor commercial space occupied by F45 Training.
What is Vision House?
Vision House is a boutique block of private units designed and built by LEOS UK. Distributed throughout the main building are 19 private units, with an extra 3 private units located in the rear extension. There is also a ground floor commercial unit occupied by F45 Training.
Why did you build Vision House?
LEOS UK has built and has been involved in designing and constructing many types of buildings. From offices, factory units, retail units, residential, hotels and health care facilities. So, why did we build Vision House? Well, we built it due to a combination of factors:
- The site was a redevelopment opportunity next to our Wimbledon Chase site.
- We saw an opportunity to create a very special building on the site, incorporating innovative design and construction techniques. These are not features that you would normally find in a typical building.
- The building is part of our master plan for Wimbledon Chase, a large-scale regeneration and mixed-use development.
The vision for Vision House
The vision for Vision House was to create a very special, high-quality building that would become a landmark on the Wimbledon Chase site. We wanted the units to be the best in the UK and for them to be exceptional, with great attention to detail. All the units are finish-to-perfection, and we have a legacy to leave on the site. The building’s architecture is distinctive and modern with a mix of materials, including exposed concrete and brickwork. The roof consists of an open-air deck with a spectacular view of the Thames and beyond. The roof deck is a social gathering area where residents can relax, have a BBQ or enjoy a cup of tea whilst looking out over London. This is all possible due to our innovative design and construction techniques, which allow the roof deck to be open-air.
Things we learned about building a block of units
- Site conditions
The site was formerly a rubbish dump, which meant there was a substantial volume of contaminated soil. The contaminated soil was excavated and removed. In addition, due to the site’s location on the floodplain, special flood protection measures were required.
- Building’s form
The building has an unusual form due to the open-air roof as well as the position of the rooftop solar panels. The solar panels were positioned on the roof to provide a large amount of electricity for the building’s systems. The location of the solar panels meant that the roof was longer than the building’s main structure. This required the creation of the rooftop extension at the rear of the building.
- Ground floor
The ground floor was designed and built to be flexible to provide space for various potential commercial uses. We designed the ground floor to allow the units to be converted into state-of-the-art gyms in the future.
The future of Wimbledon Chase
Wimbledon Chase is a large-scale, mixed-use regeneration project in South West London. The project is located near the famous All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which hosts the annual Wimbledon tennis championships. The project is split into 3 phases, with Phase 1 being the largest. Phase 1 has seen the construction of Vision House, a landmark building home to F45 Training and other businesses. Phase 1 also includes the construction of the new Rookwood Road, which is a new road that provides direct access to the AELTC from the M25. Phase 2 includes the construction of new homes and apartments. Phase 3 consists of the construction of a new Thames Water wastewater treatment plant.
We hope you found our insight into the building of Vision House interesting and valuable. We built Vision House as a showcase for LEOS UK and the Wimbledon Chase site. The building is exceptional and incorporates innovative design and construction techniques. We believe the building will become a landmark on the Wimbledon Chase site.