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Studio Egret West bags Roehampton masterplan

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Studio Egret West has been chosen to masterplan the regeneration of the Grade II*-listed Alton West housing estate in south west London

The practice was chosen by local authority Wandsworth Council ahead of rival bids by Tibbalds, Broadway Malyan and Levitt Bernstein for the high profile job.

Studio Egret West will spend the next six to nine months drawing up a long-term strategy for the architecturally significant post-war housing development.

Overlooking Richmond Park, the London County Council Architects Department-designed Alton West estate features five 11-storey ‘slab’ blocks (pictured) alongside a series of 12-storey point blocks.

The slab blocks, known as The Highcliffe, are Grade II*-listed and recognised as a response to Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles.

Wandsworth Council has also chosen Levitt Bernstein to masterplan the overhaul of the Winstanley and York Road estates in nearby Battersea. The outfit was picked ahead of Tibbalds, HTA and URS.

Both completed in the early 1970s, the Winstanley estate was designed by George, Trew and Dunn and the York Road estate was designed by Howes, Jackman and Partners.

Wandsworth Council leader, councillor Ravi Govindia said: ‘With the continued help of residents in these areas, each masterplanning team will spend several months putting these plans together in order to establish an exciting long-term vision of what the areas will look like once improvement work has taken place.

‘Both projects will be developed with the engagement and involvement of the communities that will benefit from the changes so we welcome input from all local people who want to share their views.’





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