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Matthew Lloyd wins go-ahead for £14m Holborn housing scheme

Matthew Lloyd Architects has received planning permission for a £14 million project to regenerate the Grade II-listed Bourne Estate housing complex in London’s Holborn

Matthew Lloyd’s scheme was developed with Tibbalds Planning, Urban Design and Camden Council and will provide 75 new homes across two mixed tenure blocks.

The Bourne Estate housing estate, which sits partially within the Hatton Garden Conservation Area, was designed by LCC architects and built in 1901-1903. It is seen as a key example of LCC’s innovative tenement housing designs.

The Matthew Lloyd design proposes detailed brick built housing derived significantly from the original architecture. Secure shared access balconies for a maximum of three flats will be lined in glazed red tiles, while the communal and individual entrances will feature bullnose bricks.

The improved blocks are intended to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and are due to be completed in 2017.

Matthew Lloyd said: ‘Completing the Bourne Estate is a considerable architectural challenge within a revered historic context.

‘Our new brick and tiled buildings seek to emulate the qualities and longevity of their 1901 forebears, forming new courtyards to complete what was always the unfinished southern half of the estate.’

Dally Henderson Landscape Architects will carry out improvements to public realm, sports and playspaces.

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