Marley Eternit’s Edgemere slates have been used to help create a distinctive village identity for a mixed use development adjacent to the Warner Bros studio in Leavesden, home to the Making of Harry Potter tour.
The 425 family and affordable homes at Abbotswood Park have been built by Bellway Homes, using both old English Dark Red and Smooth Grey Edgemere slates, to create a mixture of roof heights and designs, adding rhythm and interest to the streetscape.
Formerly the Leavesden aerodrome, the historical site was built during World War II for the production of aircraft before being sold to Rolls Royce and then transformed into a film set in 1995 to shoot the James Bond film Golden Eye.
Situated next door to Warner Bros studios, Bellway Homes bought the site for a mixed use development including 425 properties, commercial and leisure space. Steeped in historical, industrial and film making history, there were strict design parameters put in place by the local planning office to ensure the site would be developed to create a clear sense of identity and mixture of homes.
The different roof forms, heights and designs were a key part of creating this identity and Bellway Homes chose Marley Eternit’s Edgemere slates to give a contemporary, yet cost effective, roof covering that could be used to add character to different parts of the development.