Regeneration scheme in South Kilburn wins two prestigious awards!
Network Homes’ South Kilburn regeneration scheme Kilburn Quarter has won Development of the Year at the RESI Awards and Best Regeneration Project at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards.
The development is a defining scheme in the £600 million regeneration of South Kilburn, where we have worked with Brent Council to transform an area once blighted by gloomy post-war tower blocks, poor infrastructure, anti-social behaviour and crime into a green, open and inclusive mixed tenure neighbourhood with 229 homes.
The scheme saw the demolition of two run-down 20 storey 1960s tower blocks, which were replaced with four handsome low rise blocks of six and seven stories and a public square on the main road. The development has 103 homes for social rent and 126 for private sale. The blocks are placed around a gated courtyard, which also boasts a children’s play area.
The judges were impressed with how we regenerated the area creating much needed larger three and four bedroom homes for local people, noting how Kilburn Quarter is “thoughtfully designed on a human scale with architecture that is genuinely uplifting”.
To win this prestigious prize at the RESI awards, which recognises both private and social developers, shows the high quality of housing being produced by Network Homes.David Gooch, Executive Director of Development
David Gooch, Executive Director of Development at Network Homes said: "I'm so pleased that our transformational Kilburn Quarter development has breathed new life into the South Kilburn Neighbourhood. As experts in regeneration, this scheme is a great example of how we work with residents and our Project Partners, to deliver exceptional new homes including over 100 rented homes for local people."
Alison Brooks, Founder at Alison Brooks Architects said: “Kilburn Quarter is Alison Brooks Architects’ second project in South Kilburn demonstrating the success of an incremental, mid-rise approach to London’s estate regeneration. We stayed true to the mansion block format with a large communal garden, and introduced South Kilburn’s first new civic square and boulevard in decades. We’re really delighted that these awards have recognised this achievement.”
RESI and Evening Standard New Homes Awards are two of the most prestigious awards events in the housing industry calendar, attracting high quality entries from across the entire housing market and all major private and housing association developers.