Press release: Peabody secures planning consent for mixed-tenure homes in North Kensington
Press release date: 18 July 2012
Peabody, one of London’s oldest and largest housing associations, has recently gained unanimous planning approval for 112 new mixed-tenure homes at the Silchester Garages site in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, designed by Haworth Tompkins.
Situated in North Kensington near Latimer Road tube station, the scheme will provide 45 homes for social rent with an emphasis on providing large family homes, and another 39 homes for shared ownership.
The remaining 28 homes will be smaller properties for outright sale. These, together with retail space and a new community building are arranged around a communal garden and will reinforce the character of the traditional street patterns.
A new thoroughfare will be created alongside the existing railway viaduct, facilitating the re-use of the arches for local businesses.
The Chairman of the Major Planning Development Committee, Councillor Terence Buxton said, "Both Peabody and Haworth Tompkins have done a first class job on this new development. It will make a huge difference to the regeneration of this part of North Kensington."
The development will help the council meet its targets for the delivery of new housing of all tenures in the borough. It will also contribute to the regeneration of the area around Latimer Road tube station, through improved urban design, commercial and retail opportunities and a more balanced tenure mix.
Claire Bennie, Development Director at Peabody, said, “We are delighted at the feedback from the Councillors on the high quality of the proposed scheme.
"We are looking forward to delivering the scheme as quickly as possible so that both existing and new residents can enjoy modern homes and enhanced open spaces.
"Peabody and Haworth Tompkins were selected by the council following a 12-month procurement process, aiming to complete the scheme by summer 2014.
The Council will provide a grant for the development, financed from the sale of part of another site on Holland Park School."