South Kilburn Regeneration
This regeneration project has a masterplan over four phases, estimated to be complete by 2023. It will deliver 2400 homes, of which 1200 will be made available to existing residents. It will also include a new primary school, new health facilities and an improved public realm, enhancing environmental standards
Once again we were working with our good client Network Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations in London and the South East. The project via the South Kilburn Regeneration Partners all started with the demolition of 2 existing 18-storey 1960s towers and the design and construction of 4 blocks, 6 storeys in height, 229 mixedtenure residential units with basement parking.
Acting as Employers Agent, CDM Co-ordinator and Site Inspector, we started by working closely with our client and contractor in submission of the final round bid to the Council. The initial challenge at bid stage was for the team to reach consensus on the offer price – land, build, sales returns and costs – and the risks involved in the design and programme.
Once agreement was reached through risk share and incentivisation. We had challenges around optimising layouts whilst maintaining the integrity of the original design. This was overcome by clearly defining Network’s overall objectives and requirements, communicating this to the contractor and their designers and making layout suggestions based on our experience within the residential new-build sector.
Network housing requested a few changes to maximise sales values and our team has successfully negotiated significant specification upgrades to incorporate all the necessary changes. We have also been instrumental in helping to devise a sales and marketing strategy, advising on construction logistics associated with the on-site show flat and marketing complex.
The South Kilburn projects ongoing and further updates will be provided.