Project will be one of the most ambitious in Europe.
An agreement has been signed between Notting Hill Housing (NHH) and Southwark Council, to deliver one of the most ambitious regeneration projects in Europe. The Development Partnership Agreement confirms NHH as the development partner for the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, with HTA leading the design team.
James Lord, head of landscape design for HTA, said, ”We are delighted Notting Hill have been selected for Aylesbury, It’s a great opportunity for the team and for Southwark. We are really looking forward to helping the Aylesbury Estate flourish into an attractive, green and fully integrated part of London.
‘The public realm of the Aylesbury will be transformed with legible streets that cater for pedestrians and cyclists. A series of new public squares and open space areas will be located within easy access of all residents around the estate, with a public realm programme that caters for all ages. Access to Burgess Park and local green infrastructure will be emphasised, as well as promoting walkability, access to public transport and creating cycling links within the area and beyond.’
The agreement commits the partnership to delivering a masterplan for 3,500 new homes, 50% of which will be affordable homes. Of these, 75% will be for social rent and 25% for shared ownership or equity. A minimum of 30% across all tenures will have three bedrooms or more. This will help meet the council’s commitment to building more affordable and social rented homes in a range of sizes to meet housing demand. In line with the Area Action Plan, there will be a net increase in homes from 2,400 to 4,200.
NHH’s team includes Barratt London as developer partner and a panel of architects led by HTA Design LLP and includes Hawkins Brown and Mae Architects.
Construction of the new homes will start in 2016. The entire regeneration project is expected to be finished in 2032.
The team will be working in partnership with Southwark officers and the Creation Trust to deliver the regeneration.