South Kilburn - Phase 2A

  • Project:South Kilburn - Phase 2A
  • Client:Network Homes

Phase 2A forms part of a wider £600m regeneration project providing South Kilburn with 2,400 homes and a wealth of infrastructure including; a park, a primary school and health facilities. Phase 2A comprises of the demolition of Bronte and Fielding House and the design and construction of four blocks, with the goal of providing a mix accommodation development with 229 apartments; 103 for social rent and 126 for private sale.

Challenges

Six live substations were based on the demolition site at the former tower blocks. United Living designed temporary works to build over the 3.5m diameter Thames Water storm drain that crossed the site to protect the substations with permission obtained from Thames Water.

Benefits

Due to a review of the planning layouts, United Living were able to conduct a re-design which provided all units with an en-suite. The works also enhanced the layout to ensure the balconies were always either part of the master bedroom or the living room as opposed to the prior design which saw them attached to the smaller bedroom. Further benefits include work opportunities and apprenticeships for eight local residents, funded for a minimum of 40 weeks.