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November 25, 2013

BDP gets nod for Tollgate Gardens regeneration project in UK

Architectural firm BDP has secured approval for its housing and regeneration project at Tollgate Gardens in Maida Vale, London, UK.

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Tollgate Gardens

Architectural firm BDP has secured approval for its housing and regeneration project at Tollgate Gardens in Maida Vale, London, UK.

Under the project, the existing estate at the site will be redeveloped, which is part of phase one of Westminster City Council’s Housing Renewal Strategy.

BDP’s design will create a series of street side terraces set around a new communal garden space, similar to the urban plan of the Church Commissioners’ Edwardian Estate.

Upon completion, the new terraces will house 195 new homes, with 53 refurbished homes in the retained Tollgate House. The new residential community will also feature affordable housing units.

BDP said the urban design plan shapes the residential terraces to have street activities to one side, and south facing communal gardens to the other.

The existing ground levels will be used for car parking with the garden forming an ‘oversailing green plateau’ above.

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The architectural firm said the terraces, which range in height from two storey to nine storey, build up from south to north to feature sun angles and views, reaching a high point at the corner of Maida Vale and Kilburn High Road near the 11-storey building.

Westminster City Council cabinet member for business and housing Daniel Astaire said Westminster is undergoing one of the largest housing regeneration projects in the country and the approval is a vital first step on that path to success.

"We are working hard to keep residents informed on what is happening and when but, crucially, involving them in the design stages every step of the way," Astaire said.

"We hope to provide nearly 200 new homes as well as redevelop this area, which will help to transform lives."

Image: The regeneration project is located at Tollgate Gardens in Maida Vale, London. Photo: Courtesy of BDP.

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