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Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Alison Brooks scoop planning in Kilburn

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Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ and Alison Brooks Architects’ 229-home South Kilburn regeneration scheme has won planning permission

The project for Brent Council replaces the existing Bronte House and Fielding House towers which are due to be demolished at the end of 2013.

The redevelopment was approved by the local authority’s planning committee last week and will now be referred to the Mayor of London for approval.

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands director Paul Sandilands said: ‘With planning permission secured, we hope the scheme will become a benchmark for the Borough in terms of design quality and its focus on establishing a real community.

‘We have worked closely with Brent Council to fulfil the aims of its admirable regeneration programme and create a neighbourhood that provides high-quality, mixed tenure housing to a part of London where it is greatly needed.’

Alison Brooks said: ‘We are really pleased that we are continuing to help Brent transform South Kilburn from an isolated Estate into a familiar and desirable residential neighbourhood. Our team’s scheme is as much about re-creating great streets as providing great family homes.

‘Brent has provided a rare opportunity for our team to provide grand residential architecture, a spectacular communal garden, treed boulevards and a new public square. We hope this scheme will set a new standard for housing as sustainable, integrated urban design.’


Project data

Architects:Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands / Alison Brooks Architects
Location: Kilburn Park Road, London
Type Of Project: Residential Masterplan / Mansion Blocks
Structural Engineers: WSP UK
Client: London Borough of Brent
Number of new homes: 229
Services Engineer: Norman Disney & Young
Cost Consultant & CDM Coordinator: Cyrill Sweett
Environmental Consultant: PRP Architects
Transport Consultant: Motion Transport Planning
Landscape Architect: Churchman Landscape Architects


Previous story (02.04.12)

Approval on cards for Alison Brooks and LDS’ Brent homes

Brent Council looks set to approve Alison Brooks Architects’ (ABA) and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ (LDS) 229-home South Kilburn regeneration scheme next month

The six and seven-storey project will replace two 1960s tower blocks - the 18-storey Bronte House and Fielding House buildings - and forms phase two of the wider overhaul of the north London area.

The competition-winning practices won permission for the outline masterplan last March (AJ 29.03.2011) and the go-ahead for this detailed phase is expected in May.

Andy Donald director of Brent’s regeneration and major projects said: “We’ve worked closely with residents on these proposals and they are just as eager as us to make progress with these plans.

“They have been living on the estate while many of their neighbours have been moved into their new homes as part of earlier phases of regeneration.

“Now it’s almost their turn, and with such fantastic designs for the new homes and the surrounding area it’s not difficult to see why. We have been able to continue addressing the need for housing despite the financial climate.’

Once approval is granted, demolition of the existing blocks is set for the end of 2013.

See all the plans here.

Bronte House, South Kilburn

Bronte House, South Kilburn

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