The London Borough of Camden has appointed a team consisting of HawkinsBrown, Mae Architects and Grant Associates to develop the Agar Gardens estate.
The cost of the construction work is estimated to be around £55 million.
Located on a site adjacent to two railway lines, the original estate dates from 1966 and was built in a Modernist style. It was built as social housing and comprises 249 homes arranged in a series of low-rise blocks clustered around an 18-storey tower (Lulworth) served by its own shop and café.
Following a rigorous process of consultation with the estate’s residents, the proposal being developed includes the demolition of 112 homes and the provision of around 360 new homes, bringing the total number of homes to around 500. Lulworth residents are being consulted on the future of their block, which could be refurbished or demolished. In either case, the existing 137 flats will be replaced. The mixed tenure regeneration scheme will be funded through a combination of market and shared ownership sales and grant funding.
Aims for the project include creating a series of linked green spaces and reconnecting the streets and buildings with their context, as well as providing better homes and a safe family neighbourhood.