Planning permission achieved for Phase Two of Kidbrooke

19.03.10

On 17 March, Scott Brownrigg achieved planning permissions for phase 2 and 2a of the regeneration of Kidbrooke in south-east London, on behalf of client Berkeley Homes.  Permission was granted unanimously by the committee at Greenwich Council.

Phase 2 includes the Blackheath Quarter which faces onto the new Kidbrooke Park and together with phase 2a will provide 710 new homes.  Scott Brownrigg’s design includes apartment blocks and terraced housing, with extra care apartments designed by PRP Architects. 

Planning permission was submitted with full support from CABE, who commented, “We welcome the exploration of new housing models and the investigation of higher density residential typologies.” 

Richard McCarthy, Architectural Director leading the project at Scott Brownrigg, commented; “This has been a hugely collaborative process, involving ongoing dialogue with CABE, HCA, Greenwich Council, GLA, the Kidbrooke Design Review Panel and the local community.  All had a positive influence on the final proposals.  The key challenge for us in developing the masterplan was to increase the proportion of larger family homes.  The introduction of dual aspect, courtyard and mews house typologies helped provide higher density accommodation without resorting to a flatted development.  By providing a range of medium density housing typologies, with a strong relationship to the new green space for recreation and ecology, the design promotes an inherently stable and sustainable future community.”

Work is due to start on site in for phase 2a straight away with phase 2 likely to follow in the autumn.