Project
Cator Park, Kidbrooke Village
Location
Greenwich
Client
Berkeley Homes
Accommodation
600 new homes
Planning authority
London Borough of Greenwich
Started
2016
Completed
2019

HTA is working across the various phases of Kidbrooke Village (2,3,6) from planning to delivery on site including the redesign of Cator Park in collaboration with London Wildlife Trust. A new parkland will offer a legacy for the local community & London that will bring people together and form a sense of identity. The proposals will introduce a diverse habitat mosaic with destination sculptural playspace whilst creating corridors for wildlife nd humans through the site. 

The masterplan supports the network of Green Infrastructure beyond the site boundaries and provide flooding mitigation measures and assist with water management. This high quality biodiverse parkland provides a stunning setting for the development and will be supplemented by a range of amenity spaces to include public squares, high quality streets, enclosed courtyards, podium landscapes and private gardens.

Our vision for Kidbrooke is to create an exemplary sustainable suburb. We will replace the brutal Ferrier Estate with a place where people love to live. This will be a new village for London, not just housing but a community with shops and schools, squares and parks, woven among homes for a whole range of people - young and old, professionals and families - with a complete mix of tenures, KIdbrooke Village will be famous for offering people a great quality of life in a beautiful setting close to the heart of a world city.

 - Berkeley Homes, 2009 (Kidbrooke Vision)

The focus is on delivering a substantially green new neighbourhood with high quality parks and open spaces. Each block is being developed in detail with a coordinated material palette to create an attractive, coherent new landscape public realm located within the urban heart of the Kidbrooke Village master plan.

The strategy for the Development overlays a strong landscape framework onto the consented masterplan, to reflect the green streets which dominate the surrounding residential areas of Blackheath.

This green infrastructure network provides social and environmental benefits which is of fundamental importance to creating a successful public space. The masterplan has established the principles for a substantially green new neighbourhood to be delivered with high quality parks and open spaces as the focus of the new development. Implementation of this vision has been initiated within the existing stages and is carried  through to provide amenity for the new community.

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