The plans for the future of Lancaster West Estate were unveiled on Monday 23rd April 2018.
You can see the proposed ideas can be found at lancwestrefurb.com.
25/04/2018 15:37 by Buildington
A team of designers and facilitators have been appointed by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, together with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, to work with residents to generate ideas for the future refurbishment of the Lancaster West Estate.
The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government made the initial selection and consulted with the Lancaster West Residents’ Association, who added some practices to the list.
The practices were selected because of their experience and design skills and because of their ability to work collaboratively with residents as part of a co-design process.
The process involves helping residents create a design vision for the refurbishment and improvement of their homes, their immediate neighbourhood, and the wider estate.
The initial ‘ideas’ phase of the process, to be completed at the end of March 2018.
The next stage will continue the co-design process with residents involved in selecting the firms to be commissioned to develop the design options in more detail.
Architects in the design team:
Levitt Bernstein (lead and coordination)
Murray John Architects
Penoyre & Prasad (co-lead)
Andy Sturgeon Design
Twinn Sustainability Innovation
Community engagement and facilitation:
Source: Levitt Bernstein levittbernstein.co.uk
23/03/2018 04:51 by Buildington
A major milestone in the £10m refurbishment of the Royal Borough's Grenfell Tower in North Kensington has been reached with the appointment of the construction company Rydon to carry out the work.
Funded by the Royal Borough as part of the wider £57m regeneration of the area which will see it transformed by 2016, the contract has been awarded by Kensington & Chelsea TMO (KCTMO), which manages the block on behalf of the Council.
The large scale works will include an upgrade of the cladding to the exterior of the building, new windows and a totally new heating system. All of this will greatly enhance the energy efficiency of the tower.
Seven much needed new homes will also be created from unused spaces. In addition there will be new facilities for the nursery and the Dale Boxing Club.
Rydon was appointed under strict OJEU (Official Journal of the European Journal) guidelines. KCTMO required a contractor that could demonstrate outstanding resident engagement in similar tower block refurbishments.
Fay Edwards, Chair of KCTMO, which manages the tower on behalf of the borough, said: "I'm delighted that we have been successful in appointing Rydon. I sat on the tender panel and was involved in the interview process. Residents of the tower have long had to put up with a sub-standard heating system and poor insulation and this has affected the quality of their lives. The new heating system will mean they can adjust the heating to their own needs for the first time."
10/04/2014 13:50 by Buildington