New housing is being delivered across the city to contribute to London’s housing need through brownfield development, redevelopment of existing housing stock and infill development. Perhaps nowhere in London is this more evident and compelling than on the Winstanley Estate in the London Borough of Wandsworth where HTA’s masterplan will deliver new housing and a new urban park forming the catalyst to transform an existing housing estate into a new residential community located a short distance from Clapham Junction Station.
The Winstanley & York Road masterplan will deliver new mansion blocks overlooking the new park, tree lined streets, high rise residential buildings with views to the Thames and a range of commercial, leisure and community spaces.
Like many regeneration schemes across the City, this masterplan will deliver a sizeable number of affordable homes within the 2,550 homes proposed.
Significantly, the masterplan ensures that 484 existing families who wish to stay on the estate will be rehoused within the masterplan as part of a complex decant and phasing programme integral to the scheme development. The overall masterplan delivers a sustainable mix of housing tenures and housing sizes ranging from one bedroom studios through to six bedroom apartments. Buildings are designed to be tenure blind offering affordable rent, social rent, shared equity, shared ownership, private rent and private sale accommodation to create a mixed and sustainable community
What sets this masterplan apart from other regeneration schemes is the offer of the new Park and a world class leisure facility that forms part of the estate redevelopment; this will offer a gym, swimming pools, sports halls, café, creche and a library that will replace the existing York Gardens facility providing a significant cultural and community resource for the area.
Block 5 is one of three buildings submitted as part of the detailed element of the Winstanley and York Road Estate Regeneration hybrid planning application. It will be the first building delivered and is located to the northern edge of the new York Gardens Park that will sit at the heart of the new estate. The block comprises three buildings, two medium rise towers at twelve and fourteen storeys linked by a 6 storey mansion block building. The two lower buildings will provide a range of sizes of new homes for existing residents who are relocating from the blocks that are to be demolished. The taller 14 storey tower will provide new shared ownership housing and provides a 395 sqm ground floor commercial space facing onto York Road.
A communal courtyard is provided to the rear of the blocks whilst all of the south facing accommodation will have views over the new park.
The three blocks are designed to complement the emerging character of York Road and will be the first of five towers to be delivered within the masterplan along this corridor, stepping up in height to the south to 32 storeys. The two lower buildings reflect the mansion blocks that will be delivered around the park edge, red brick facades with precast banding details and steel metal balustrades to balconies that reflect the historic mansion block buildings that form the character of nearby Battersea.