Pollard Thomas Edwards selected for Woolwich regeneration scheme in UK
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Pollard Thomas Edwards selected for Woolwich regeneration scheme in UK

14 Aug 2013

Pollard Thomas Edwards architects has been appointed to work on a £269m project to redevelop three former Woolwich council estates for the Royal Borough of Greenwich in the UK.

Woolwich regeneration

Pollard Thomas Edwards architects has been appointed to work on a £269m project to redevelop three former Woolwich council estates for the Royal Borough of Greenwich in the UK.

The architectural firm will work with developer Lovell in partnership with asra Housing Group.

Under the project, the three estates – Connaught, Morris Walk and Maryon Grove – which occupy 12ha and feature 1,064 homes, will be demolished.

The estates will be replaced by 1,500 mixed-tenure homes including family houses, mews houses and courtyard apartments.

"Our approach is to regenerate neighbourhoods through careful planning and the addition of contemporary new homes and infrastructure – ensuring we speak directly to the communities involved."

Pollard Thomas said both mid-rise mansion blocks and taller blocks will offer long-distance views of the Thames.

The scheme will feature about 35% affordable and shared ownership homes, and will feature private back gardens for family houses as well as a series of parkland arteries linking the neighbourhoods.

Pollard Thomas said its proposals will provide a new solution which integrates each of the former estates with their immediate neighbourhoods.

Pollard Thomas Edwards director Carl Vann said, "Our approach is to regenerate neighbourhoods through careful planning and the addition of contemporary new homes and infrastructure – ensuring we speak directly to the communities involved."

Construction work for the three estates is expected to commence in 2014 following consultation and planning.

Recently, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham planning committee approved Pollard Thomas Edwards’ scheme for 25 new mixed-tenure homes near Ravenscourt Park in West London.


Image: The three estates will be replaced by 1,500 mixed-tenure homes. Photo courtesy of Pollard Thomas Edwards architects.