Plans by five big-name practices for more than 2,500 homes across three neighbourhoods in south London have been approved by councillors
Merton Council’s planning applications committee granted outline consent for Clarion Housing’s £1 billion regeneration scheme in the borough.
The initiative includes PRP’s 1,570-home proposals for the High Path estate in South Wimbledon.
HTA is behind plans for the Ravensbury neighbourhood in Mitcham, which would see up to 180 new homes built as well as a community centre.
And in Mitcham an 800-home scheme for the Eastfields estate has been designed jointly by Levitt Bernstein, Cullinan Studio and Proctor & Matthews Architects.
The practices worked to one design code for a single client but submitted separate planning applications, which were all approved at a meeting earlier this month.
All existing buildings within the application areas of the three estates will be demolished. As well as rehousing all existing tenants and resident home-owners who wish to remain, the project will create a further 1,800 properties for sale and rent.
Clarion director of regeneration Bob Beaumont said: ‘We put placemaking at the top of our agenda by creating safe, well-connected streets and attractive neighbourhoods.
‘We also recognise the need for good-quality engagement with existing residents and the local community.’
PRP associate director Spyridon Katsaros said: ‘Our vision for High Path is to create a sustainable and high-quality neighbourhood that is inclusive, diverse, fully integrated with its surroundings and designed to last for successive generations.’
Paul Maddock, senior associate at HTA Design, said the Ravensbury masterplan responded to residents’ objectives and the estate’s natural and heritage context.
Levitt Bernstein director Barry McCullough said: ‘Levitt Bernstein, together with our collaborators Cullinan Studio and Proctor and Matthews Architects, have worked hard to ensure that the new homes will be better connected to their surroundings and the central green enhanced to provide residents with space to play and relax on their doorstep.’
Scheme Merton Regeneration Project
Location South-west London
Sector Estate regeneration
Client Clarion Housing Group
Planning authority London Borough of Merton
High Path masterplanners PRP
Ravensbury masterplanners HTA
Eastfields masterplanners Levitt Bernstein, Cullinan Studio and Proctor & Matthews Architects
Project manager Mace
Planning consultant Savills