Countryside selected as preferred partner for Camden Goods Yard regeneration project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 17 Jul 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based housing association One Housing has selected house builder Countryside Properties as a preferred joint venture partner to deliver Camden Goods Yard regeneration project in the UK.

Subject to formalising contracts, Countryside and One Housing will form a 50-50 joint venture and will jointly plan, design, fund and deliver a comprehensive regeneration of Gilbeys Yard and Juniper Crescent estates in Camden.

Over an eight-year period, the redevelopment plan involves the construction of up to 700 homes at Juniper Crescent and Gilbeys Yard estates.

One Housing development group director Mike Johnson said: “Following a rigorous procurement process, we are looking forward to working with Countryside, our residents and the London Borough of Camden to deliver this project. Countryside share our commitment to providing high quality new homes.

“We were also impressed by their approach to resident engagement and their ability to demonstrate that they could deliver on added social value and community benefits.”

The regeneration plans, however, are subject to a resident ballot which is planned to take place in March 2020.

The resident steering group was part of the procurement team to select the joint venture partner.

Countryside Partnerships South (North and South) managing director Andy Fancy said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with One Housing on this landmark mixed-use regeneration scheme in the heart of Camden.

“We are looking to deliver more than three times as many high-quality homes including affordable homes as well as ensuring that local residents benefit from attractive public open spaces and crucial local amenities – all vital in creating sustainable communities.”

Quod is the planning consultant for the project.

Quod director Chris Wheaton said: “This is an important milestone and a further step towards the delivery of new homes. We now look forward to working with all parties to create detailed proposals and present these to residents for approval via a ballot.”

Image: Rendering of Camden Goods Yard regeneration project in the UK. Photo: courtesy of Allies and Morrison.

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