A ceremony to mark the beginning of work on the first 229 Notting Hill Genesis homes at Aylesbury was held on Thursday 25 July 2019, hosted by development partners Southwark Council and Notting Hill Genesis, in partnership with Hill.
Omobolaji Raimi, a resident who lives in phase four, commented: “It was great to see the site and look at where our new homes will be built. I’m really excited about the new flats which will be built to different standards than where I live now.
“I went to visit Manor Place Depot (another Notting Hill Genesis development in Walworth) and the homes were really nice. The homes here will be similar and they are more spacious than where I live now, and it will be nice to have safe blocks with secure door entry.”
- See Manor Place Depot development.
Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, planning and development at Southwark Council, commented: “Our commitment to the transformation of the Aylesbury Estate will create new quality homes; dramatically improve living conditions of existing residents, with new community facilities and an increase in the amount of genuinely affordable homes and re-provision of social rent homes.
“This is a fantastic day for the hundreds of Aylesbury Estate residents who want to see new genuinely affordable homes in the area. I am very pleased to see this positive step forward and look forward to welcoming the new tenants, many of whom will be moving from the later phases of the project, into their new homes.”
Kate Davies, chief executive of Notting Hill Genesis, said: “A huge amount of work has gone into reaching this stage, over many years, and our commitment to providing high quality housing to existing and new residents is as strong now as on the day we were chosen as development partners.
“This is just the first step in a much larger project, but with great facilities and a large amount of affordable housing for lower-income households, it is a real example of our vision for the wider neighbourhood.”
There will be 3,500 homes created across the entire regeneration, half of which will be affordable housing. Of that half, 75 per cent will be let at social rents, while the rest will be for shared ownership or shared equity. At least 30 per cent will be family homes of three bedrooms or more.
Over the lifetime of the project, 1,400 job, training and apprenticeship opportunities will be created for Southwark residents, and Hill will be providing some of these as part of the contract.
Greg Hill, the deputy chief executive of Hill, commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Notting Hill Genesis and Southwark Council on the delivery of the Aylesbury Estate. This exciting and complex project will bring high quality new homes and substantial community investment to the area. As a housebuilder, we understand the importance of community investment and we strive to continue our innovative collaborations with like-minded partners to build in the areas that will benefit the most.”
Read more at southwark.gov.uk.
01/08/2019 13:52 by Buildington
Aylesbury residents celebrated the start of construction on the first development site in the Aylesbury regeneration last weekend.
The event was an opportunity for residents to meet the Notting Hill Genesis team and Hill, the contractors who will build the first new homes. Residents were able to find out about the new homes and public amenities we’ll be building on the site, including plans and images.
Rehousing Project Manager, Fiona Heaney, and Resident Services Officers from Southwark Council were on hand to answer questions about rehousing.
The residents were able to find out more about the new homes and the opportunities to get involved in the regeneration.
Read more at aylesburynow.london.
13/06/2019 19:37 by Buildington
The first homes of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration will be delivered by Hill.
Hill will build 229 homes on a parcel of land known as “Package A” at the junction of Bradenham Close and Westmoreland Road, after being appointed on a £70m contract, says Notting Hill Genesis’.
84 per cent of these homes will be available for social rent, including 54 extra care units and seven homes for people with learning difficulties.
Package A is part of the wider First Development Site, which will provide more than 800 homes, a community facility and new public open space. It will also provide a wide range of job and training opportunities for Southwark residents, including 224 sustained jobs, 98 apprenticeships and 105 training places.
Jeremy Stibbe, group director of regeneration and assets for Notting Hill Genesis commented: “Having Hill on board to build our first homes in the Aylesbury neighbourhood is fantastic news. They are highly experienced in regeneration projects that benefit the wider community and the high standards they demand match the vision we have for the area.
“This is a very challenging time for the housing sector and development has slowed in London and beyond, but we retain our commitment to producing the quality new homes so desperately needed in this area and are looking forward to starting construction in the very near future.”
Cain Peters, regional director for Hill, added: “We are delighted to have been appointed to work on this exciting regeneration project and look forward to working with Notting Hill Genesis and Aylesbury residents to provide high-quality, affordable homes.”
Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning at Southwark Council, commented: “We’ve committed to ensuring that local people remain at the heart of plans for the Aylesbury and this latest phase of work demonstrates our commitment to do that. This first package will deliver over 180 social homes and much needed new jobs. I know many local residents will be looking forward to moving into the new homes and today’s announcement is a great step towards that, delivering truly affordable homes for local people, including those with additional needs.”
10/04/2019 08:02 by Buildington
Notting Hill Housing will be providing more than 120 extra affordable homes on the first phase of the Aylesbury regeneration after Southwark Council agreed the plans on Tuesday 9th May 2017.
A new report approved by the council’s Cabinet members revealed there would be a slight variation to the tenure split on the areas known as Plot 18 – where the council is building a new library, public open space, health centre and early year’s centre – and the First Development Site (FDS).
In order to deliver the public facilities as soon as possible, some of the affordable housing allocation has been moved from Plot 18, although there will still be 23 affordable homes for over 55s. Instead, the amount of affordable housing on the FDS will increase so that there will actually be more affordable housing overall across the two sites.
Cllr Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, commented: “We are completely committed to delivering our promises to the residents of the Aylesbury, this includes 50% affordable homes and a genuinely mixed community on the Aylesbury estate. To bring forward the delivery of the new homes we are moving some of the affordable housing to the first phase of delivery, overall there will be both more social housing and more shared ownership homes to help people get onto the property ladder.
Mick Booth, Assistant Director of Regeneration at Notting Hill Housing said: “Being able to reduce the numbers of homes for private sale in order to provide 121 more affordable homes than planned, including an increase in numbers for social rent, in the early phases of the regeneration is a great boost to Notting Hill Housing’s commitment to Southwark Council, and to the Aylesbury residents who will benefit. We are looking forward to starting construction at the beginning of 2018 and welcoming families into new, high-quality affordable homes from 2020.”
Source: nhhg.org.uk 10.05.2017
10/05/2017 20:16 by Buildington
Southwark’s Planning Committee has granted permission for the next phase of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration.
The 2.5 acre site along Thurlow Street, known as Plot 18, will have a state-of-the-art library as well as brand new medical and early years’ facilities for the community. There will also be 122 new homes, half of which will be for social rent or shared ownership.
This decision will allow a new public square, designed to be a focal point for the community, and the important community infrastructure that surrounds it, to be delivered early in the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate so that residents can start benefiting from the redevelopment as soon as possible.
Cllr Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, commented: “The regeneration of the Aylesbury estate remains a key priority for the council and we are forging ahead to create better quality homes, an open and attractive environment and, especially on Plot 18, brand new facilities for the local community to take advantage of like a new library and healthcare centre.
leanor Purser, Project Director for Notting Hill Housing, commented: “Planning consent for Plot 18 marks another key milestone in progressing the Aylesbury regeneration. These proposals build on the key landscape and design principles from the Masterplan designs that were approved last year, creating a high quality useful and attractive public open space for everyone surrounded by community facilities that will help this neighbourhood thrive both now and in the future.”
The design team for Plot 18 is led by HTA Design LLP and includes Duggan Morris Architects.
Source: Notting Hill Housing www.nhhg.org.uk
11/12/2016 10:51 by Buildington
Notting Hill Housing has submitted planning application to Southwark Council for the 2.5 acre Aylesbury development, reports HTA Design.
Eleanor Purser, Director of Regeneration for Notting Hill Housing, said: “Plot 18 will be the heart of the new neighbourhood. Somewhere you bump into neighbours while you are waiting to pick up your toddler from the nursery, or collecting a prescription. It’s got to feel like a place you want to spend time in.
“Local residents really pushed our design team to create a scheme that worked for everyone. Thanks to local involvement we think we’ve created a better proposal for current and future residents.”
Cllr Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: “Southwark is committed to delivering quality, affordable new homes for local people, but the regeneration at Aylesbury is about much more than that. We also want to make a positive difference to the lives of the people who live on the estate, with better open spaces and community facilities such as this brand new library and health centre, and I am very pleased to see proposals coming forward for this site at the heart of the estate that will really start to deliver these and become a central hub for the local community.”
The design team for Plot 18 is led by HTA Design LLP and includes Duggan Morris Architects.
02/08/2016 16:12 by Buildington
Pre-demolition works started on the Aylesbury Estate as the next phase of the massive 3,900-home regeneration project gets underway, reports Notting Hill Housing.
Work started the week beginning 10 August and is initially being carried out inside the smaller Chartridge blocks in the First Development Site (between Bradenham Close and Portland Street), which are already empty. Keltbray Ltd has been contracted to carry out the initial stages.
Residents who are still living within the site are being kept fully informed of the work taking place and Notting Hill Housing (NHH) has made sure that safe and unrestricted access will be maintained to and from their homes. Emergency services can still reach all areas of the site and waste collection is unaffected.
Security will still be in place to ensure the safety of residents and visitors while works are carried out. There is also a traffic management plan in place to ensure nearby businesses along Westmoreland Road are not affected by the works and that site traffic doesn’t affect people living in the neighbouring Elizabeth Estate.
Cllr Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: “Our residents need better quality affordable homes with more open green space and better community facilities. This is the next step in this vitally important project.
“Our residents need better quality affordable homes with more open green space and better community facilities, this is the next step in this vitally important project. The regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate has been discussed for over 15 years and progress is now finally underway on the next phase, our first with partners NHH, with the first steps in the demolition process now happening on site.”
The works begin just a week after planning permission for the Aylesbury Estate regeneration was finalised with the signing of a Section 106 agreement pledging a new health centre, library and almost 2,000 new affordable homes, with 75 percent of the affordable homes let at target (social) rents.
Kate Davies, Chief Executive of NHH, said: “This is another important step forward in the regeneration of the Aylesbury and we are proud to be providing new facilities such as a library and health centre for the benefit of residents within the development area and beyond.
“The agreement also confirms our pledge to provide 50 per cent affordable homes in the regeneration. This will allow us to help existing residents stay within the footprint of the Aylesbury and also provide affordable homes to families who need them.”
The project is due to be completed in 2032.
18/08/2015 10:17 by Buildington
Residents on the Aylesbury estate can now view plans to regenerate their area – and keep up to date with latest news about the regeneration – on a brand new website dedicated to the project, which launched this week at Aylesburynow.london.
With Southwark Council validating the applications submitted by Notting Hill Housing, a consultation period will now begin. Letters are being sent out to those in the consultation area, the plans will go on display at various locations, and the documents are now available in full by visiting www.aylesburynow.london.
The plans cover a detailed proposal for the first development site, as well as an outline proposal for the overall masterplan. If agreed, demolition will begin in 2015 and the regeneration should be completed in 2032.
By visiting the new website, residents can find information about the regeneration, the history of the area, what the project is offering in terms of homes and social improvement and details of how they can take part in the consultation.
Aylesbury Now is an identity for the overall regeneration project, chosen by residents following consultation and a poll on the website of community group Creation Trust.
To see a paper copy of the planning applications, you can visit Thurlow Lodge, in Thurlow Street, SE17 2US at these times:
Saturday 6 December – 11am-5.30pm
Tuesday 9 December – 11am-5.30pm
Wednesday 10 December – 1pm-8pm
Thursday 11 December – 11am-5.30pm
Friday 12 December 1pm-5.30pm
Southwark Council’s offices in Tooley Street, London Bridge, will also have copies available to view by appointment. The plans will also be available at http://www.southwark.gov.uk/planning.
Source: HTA www.hta.co.uk
27/11/2014 13:52 by Buildington