26 June 2012

Myatts Field North redevelopment wins award

The Myatts Field North redevelopment in Lambeth's Vassall Ward has won an award for the design of the scheme.

The regeneration of the estate has begun and the £150million redevelopment is expected to be completed by 2017. The redevelopment will see over 800 new homes built.

Over the five year redevelopment the builders, Regenter, will
  • build 305 new homes to replace properties that are currently in a very bad condition
  • modernise and refurbish 172 existing homes
  • provide 146 new affordable homes
  • build 357 new homes for sale, 10% of which are full wheelchair access
  • create new streets, green spaces and play areas
  • provide a new landscaped park with a games area
  • build a new community centre
  • build a new energy plant to provide more reliable and efficient heating and hot water and substantially reduce the carbon footprint of the homes
  • refurbish commercial units and create a new local store
  • manage and maintain all the council houses and open spaces for 25 years.

Myatts Field North was announced as winner of the ‘projects’ award category of the Housing Design Awards on 20 June 2012.

The redevelopment will see Myatts Field remodelled to make it a more open, welcoming, and a greener environment. The Housing Design Awards is a national programme supported by the Government and the construction industry’s key professions drawn from planning, surveying, architecture, and house building. The Mayor of London’s housing advisor, Richard Blakeway, helped choose London’s winners.

Councillor Lib Peck, Lambeth council’s cabinet member for regeneration and strategic housing, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to see Myatts Field win such a prestigious design award – hopefully this will be the first of many. Our residents can look forward to living in an environment that will be completely transformed as well as benefit from new and improved homes."

She went on “We are grateful to the many residents who have worked with us over the years to ensure that the proposals are of the highest quality.”

Louise Brooke-Smith, RICS vice president, who handed out the award, said: “The collection of apartment blocks currently on this site at Myatts Field North are isolated from the cultural and economic activity of surrounding Kennington."

“In the new masterplan the new blocks are pushed out to the limits of the site, using a street layout that the area’s 19th century residents would have recognised.”

Read more
Housing Design Awards website
Lambeth information on the Myatts Field North redevelopment
Regenter Myatts Field North scheme