Levitt Bernstein lands Churchill Gardens revamp
Levitt Bernstein has been picked to draw up regeneration plans for Powell and Moya’s iconic Churchill Gardens housing estate in Pimlico, south west London
The AJ100 practice has been appointed by Westminster City Council to work with residents and stakeholders on the Team Churchill Gardens forum to develop plans for the area.
The outfit will sound out local ‘needs and priorities for services, facilities and green spaces’ before masterplanning the Grade II-listed estate’s renewal.
The overhaul is expected to deliver improved educational facilities and children’s play space, more housing for older people and public realm upgrades.
Westminster Council’s cabinet member for housing, councillor Jonathan Glanz said: ‘We are committed to the renewal of our housing estates to provide better facilities, services and open spaces for our residents.
‘This will be pioneering work to actively involve the local community in the design of the regeneration plans – our architects will work closely with Team Churchill Gardens, who are very involved in the future of the estate.’
Completed in 1962, the concrete-framed and brick-clad estate features 1,800 homes spread across 39 blocks.
Started in 1946 when Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya were in their mid-twenties, Churchill Gardens was the only development featured in the Abercrombie Plan to complete in the capital. The housing estate features a district heating system originally powered by hot water from Battersea Power Station nearby.
See more images and drawings of Churchill Gardens in the AJ Buildings Library