Regents Park Estate Regeneration
Our role was to review the feasibility and the capacity of the estate to accommodate replacement homes for those that may be lost as a result of High Speed 2 (HS2), propose the project brief, select architects for scheme delivery, co-ordinate planning application for detailed proposals and act as lead consultant of the multi-disciplinary team.
The Regents Park Estate is a large post-war estate located between Euston Station and Regents Park which was mostly developed during the 1950s after the area was heavily bombed during the Blitz. It consists of a variety of building typologies including towers, tall slab blocks and some low rise development.
The proposals for HS2 would result in the demolition of at least three existing housing blocks and would result in the loss of 182 homes. The replacement homes need to be provided before the HS2 works commence.
Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design were appointed in 2013 to undertake a feasibility and capacity review of the estate to accommodate replacement homes for those that would be lost. We identified a number of potential in-fill sites that were able to deliver high quality homes within the tight timescales necessary. Initial options were consulted on with residents and stakeholders who were generally supportive of the proposals.
In Autumn 2014 Tibbalds were appointed to provide planning and urban design consultancy and manage a multi-disciplinary team to take forward the proposals to a detailed planning application in the summer of 2015. The scheme provides 115 new homes on the estate on underused sites, as block extensions and new build schemes, without overly impacting on any existing residents. Some residents will be re-housed in other recently competed schemes nearby.
Detailed Planning consent has been secured and we are currently discharging planning conditions for the contractor.