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Mae and Hawkins\Brown bag £55m Camden estate overhaul

A team led by Hawkins\Brown and Mae has won the £55 million project to overhaul the 1960s Agar Grove Estate in Camden, north London

It is understood the practices saw off bids from BPTW, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Pollard Thomas Edwards and PRP with BDP to land the ‘significant’ housing regeneration scheme.

Part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme, the project will see 112 homes low-rise homes demolished, 360 new homes built and the central, 18-storey Lulworth House tower block stripped back to its frame and refurbished. The residents from the tower will be rehoused on the estate and the apartments in the revamped high-rise will be put up for private sale.    

Landscape specialists Grant Associates, services engineer Max Fordham and structural engineer Peter Brett Associates will also work on the 25,600m² project.

Seth Rutt, partner, Hawkins\Brown commented: ‘Camden is showing real commitment to sustainability – both environmentally and socially. The client is keen to build on ‘fabric first’ principles to exceed legislation and tackle fuel poverty. Camden are also committed to keeping the existing community on site, which we will be doing with a phased, single decant – residents will be able to watch their new homes being built – and then move in.’

Alex Ely, partner, Mae added: ‘Camden have a commitment to delivering high quality design and we are delighted to be part of the team for this significant regeneration project.’

Project data

Address Agar Grove Estate, London, NW1
Site area 25,600m²
Value £55 million
Client London Borough of Camden
Architects Hawkins\Brown and Mae Architects
Landscape architects Grant Associates
Structural engineer Peter Brett Associates
Services engineer Max Fordham
Quantity surveyor EC Harris
Project management EC Harris
Cost consultant EC Harris
Sustainability consultant Max Fordham

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