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Hawkins\Brown, Mae and Grant Associates develop proposals for £55m regeneration project

London’s Camden Council in the UK has appointed architecture practices Hawkins\Brown and Mae and landscape architects Grant Associates to develop proposals in collaboration with residents for the potential redevelopment of the Agar Grove Estate, a major housing regeneration project for London with an estimated construction value of £55m.

The project is part of the Council’s Community Investment Programme and aims to be an exemplar for the borough, with high sustainability standards and a ‘fabric-first’ approach to increase energy performance.

Located north-east of London’s Camden Town 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 eighteen-storey tower (Lulworth) served by its own shop and café.

Through a rigorous process of consultation with the estate’s residents throughout 2012 and 2013, the current 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 but, 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. Although the proposals are still under consultation, if approved, all existing tenants will have the opportunity to be re-housed on the regenerated estate and a careful phasing plan has been developed to ensure most residents only have to move once from their existing flat to their new home.

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