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Alison Brooks scoops planning for Dollis Valley Estate regeneration

Alison Brooks Architects has won planning for proposal to overhaul the Dollis Valley Estate in north London

The masterplan includes 631 new homes. It aims to reconnect the estate with the rest of the borough through a network of streets and green spaces.

The homes will be a mixture of two and three-storey terraces with private gardens and four-storey apartment buildings to ‘delineate major streets and act as markers at the end of the masterplan’s main avenues’. There will also be communal gardens, a community centre and a nursery.

In a statement the practice added: ‘We have developed house typologies with a range of distinctive crown and mansard roofs that express each house clearly within longer terraces.

‘The geometry refers to the Arts & Crafts vernacular of local Barnet neighbourhoods and the tradition of crown roofs of London’s 19th Century suburbs.’

The 1960s estate was identified as one of Barnet’s priority regeneration schemes, and sits on a hillside on the border of the Dollis Valley Open Space and King George V Playing Fields.

The regeneration scheme will be built in five phases over seven years, with work starting on site in autumn 2013. The first phase of the project will include 108 homes.

Alison Brooks Dollis Valley

Project data

Client Countryside Properties and L&Q
Masterplan  Alison Brooks Architects
Architect Alison Brooks Architects and HTA
Landscape architect HTA
Strategic partner London Borough of Barnet
Planning consultants Terence O’ Rourke
Transport consultant WSP
Civil engineer Brand Leonard
Environmental consultant PRP Environmental

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