Ledbury Estate, Peckham
This redevelopment of two sites located along Commercial Way and the Old Kent Road, will replace existing outdated housing stock with new high-quality homes for both social and private sale tenure. Built in the late 1960s, the four existing tower blocks, Bromyard House, Skenfirth House, Sarnsfield House and Peterchurch House, were all recently identified as requiring significant work to meet current building regulation and fire safety standards, largely due to the structural risks posed by the Large Panel Precast Concrete construction system.
Following extensive consultation, Ledbury Estate residents voted in favour of demolishing the flour blocks, replacing these with modern, high-quality homes designed by Karausevic Carson Architects. Delivered across two phases, the redevelopment will see the demolished blocks replaced with 340 new residential units set within 6 blocks ranging in height from 5 to 22 storeys. 224 of these homes will replace the existing homes including 206 socially rented homes and 18 leaseholds.
Located on the site of the former Bromyard House, Phase 1 will replace the demolished block with 80 new homes within two blocks. All units for affordable rent will be completed prior to occupation of the market sale units to allow the decant of residents from the Phase 2 blocks and those currently living off site with a right to return. Phase 2 will see the demolition of Peterchurch, Sarnsfield and Skenfrith Houses and associated underground garages and the completion of 260 new dwellings, 2 commercial units completed to shell and core and a new community centre and Multi-Use Games Area.
The wider neighbourhood will benefit from updated landscaping and public realm, new play and social features alongside a network of different tree species which will help to improve biodiversity. These estate improvement works will also include improved access routes with the extension and widening of existing footpaths and the relocation of planters for the local ‘Grow Your Own Community Group’. The two sites are linked by the Bird in Bush Park, a small pocket park with a play garden, community garden and BMX track which will also benefit from the redevelopment, with upgrading works carried out to the BMX track and the cleaning and repairing of the wall mounted mural overlooking the park.
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