TfL, Notting Hill Genesis to build 619 homes in Kidbrooke, London

WCN Editorial Team 5 Nov 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Transport for London (TfL) and Notting Hill Genesis have secured approval for the construction of 619 homes in Kidbrooke, London.

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the housing project will be built on a vacant four-acre site in Royal Borough of Greenwich and will deliver 619 new homes across eight buildings. Out of the total homes, 50% of them will affordable housing units.

The new homes will be available in one-, two- and three-bedroom options. The affordable homes will be delivered as part of the plans and will be a mix of shared ownership and London Affordable Rent.  Construction on the site is expected to begin next year.

In addition to providing new homes, the proposals for the site also include improving and providing new amenities for the community including improved transport hub and a new village square.

The village square is expected to offer fresh spaces for the community to shop, eat and relax with a new café and convenience store.

The joint venture also claims that in the plans for Kidbrooke also aim to sustainably regenerate an underutilised brownfield site and will also incorporate nature as part of the design with new green walkways and parts of the existing woodland will be retained.

Plans for the new homes will support the local economy by offering 2,200m² of non-residential space, which will be a mixture of new nursery, retail and commercial space. It will include eight new business units, which will be ideal for a wide range of companies such as small start-ups and those in the creative industry.

The site could boost employment by creating hundreds of jobs during the construction phase and more than 120 permanent jobs on site once the work has been completed.

The site will be located in close proximity to the Zone 3 Kidbrooke national rail station and the bus stops on Kidbrooke Park Road.

Notting Hill Genesis development group director John Hughes said: “We are delighted to have been given the go-ahead for this exciting new development.

“Our vision is to create a high-quality, mixed-use development which completes the new local centre at Kidbrooke and contributes positively to the regeneration of the area for the benefit of the whole community.”

TfL commercial development director Graeme Craig said: “Kidbrooke offers us a great opportunity to deliver homes the capital desperately needs and we are delighted to have been given the green light to take our proposals forward with Notting Hill Genesis. 

“As well as providing hundreds of new homes, of which half will be affordable, our plans will deliver new and improved amenities for the community and support the economy of the area by providing fantastic new retail and commercial space and job opportunities. The development will also generate vital revenue to reinvest into the transport network.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has provided additional funding from London's business rates to allow TfL to bring forward plans for a new bus route in Kidbrooke near the site.

Running between Kidbrooke Village and North Greenwich via Blackheath Royal Standard, the 335 bus route will connect new homes in the area to the key transport hub at North Greenwich.

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Image: TfL Notting Hill Genesis JV to build new homes in Kidbrooke. Photo: Courtesy of Photo Mix/Pixabay.

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