Go ahead for two Lambeth estate regeneration planning applications

The London Borough of Lambeth has given the unanimous go ahead for two estate regeneration projects creating more than 354 new and replacement homes in the borough. The two applications are the front runners in the ambitious Estate Regeneration programme being brought forward by Homes for Lambeth on behalf of Lambeth Council.

Both schemes have been led by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design as lead consultant, planning consultant and design team lead; working with CPC Project Services as development manager and employer’s agent. The comprehensive multidisciplinary design team has been working collaboratively across these estates since spring 2016, bringing forward design-led schemes developed through close working with estate residents and neighbours. The focus of the schemes has been on providing high quality new homes for existing and new residents, with the main driver being delivering as many affordable homes as can be afforded. Other important considerations have included making sure the proposals are highly energy efficient and are low cost in use for those that will live in them, and creating inclusive new and improved open spaces, streets and play opportunities for all residents.

The approved Westbury Estate outline planning application proposes up to 334 homes in total, of which 270 are new and replacement mixed-tenure homes for existing residents including 89 homes that will be lost to make way for a masterplan that creates a legible framework of new streets, spaces and connections.  The masterplan covers nine buildings that form four new urban blocks, together with a 10-storey tower. CampbellReith has provided engineering, environmental, and transport design expertise to the team, designing a sustainable drainage system, specifying sustainable transport provision and conducting environmental assessment and mitigation of the proposals.

New development at Knights Walk on the Cotton Gardens Estate will deliver 84 mixed tenure homes, 14 of which are for existing residents.  The design of the scheme is in two phases, the first phase sits between Knights Walk and Renfrew Road creating an inviting and clear set of routes for residents and passers-by. The second phase looks to complete a new urban block that bridges between the more historic context to the north and the highly regarded Cotton Gardens Estate to the south west and reaches seven storeys along Kennington Lane. CampbellReith undertook sustainable design for the structural engineering, drainage, transport and environmental elements of the proposals in co-ordination with the wider design team.

Photo courtesy of Mae and Metropolitan Workshop Architects.