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Collingdale Estate Regeneration | BUILDING MAGAZINE

Collingdale Estate Regeneration

The regeneration of the Douglas Bader Park estate in Colindale, north London has been granted planning permission.

There are plans to extend the 1970s estate over the next 10 years and house-builder The Hill Group has joined with housing association Home Group to carry out this transformation.

Douglas Bader Park is a Home Group estate which incorporates 271 affordable homes. More than 750 homes will be provided by the regeneration scheme with work on the first phase of 38 affordable homes expected to begin soon.

Plans are to create a neighbourhood around a new urban square. The new homes will have outdoor space consisting of a mixture of balconies, roof terraces and courtyards with all homes having solar photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps. Plans for the 3.9 hectare site are designed by architect Lefitt Bernstein.

Construction is to take place over three phases which will include the demolition of all current homes. The scheme will consist of 272 affordable units and 481 homes for private sale. The affordable homes will be built as part of the first two phases and will offer houses, maisonettes and apartments.

This new project is part of the schemes balloted under mayor Sadiq Khan’s mandate allowing residents a vote on estate regeneration and planning approval for the Douglas Bader Park estate is a great acomplishment.