Kidbrooke Estate Redevelopment

London, UK

Kidbrooke Estate Redevelopment

A masterplan for the redevelopment of the notorious Ferrier estate in Kidbrooke into a new residential community, providing around 4000 new homes and 136 acres of open space and green parklands.

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Completed in 1972, The Ferrier Estate was a typical post‑modern social housing development, dominated by high rise concrete towers and in a state of disrepair. In 2001, The Royal Borough of Greenwich Council made the decision to demolish the estate and transform the site into a new community of human scale.

The existing area had a significant parkland framework, but much of this public space was not sufficiently connected to the surrounding communities or public transport network, and did not instil a sense of community cohesion. Under proposals presented within Gillespies’ masterplan, the original tower blocks were replaced with smaller, sustainable dwellings which were built within a parkland setting.

The masterplan placed improving access to green spaces at the heart of the plans for the future of this area — the character and vision for landscape and public realm helped to create a diverse, compelling and sustainable new development with well used and attractive parks.

Awards

  • 2013 Sunday Times British Homes Awards: Commendation for Best Landscaped Development