Erith Park is a transformational regeneration project in the London borough of Bexley which makes a significant contribution to the Mayor of London’s vision for new affordable housing in the capital. The first phase has delivered 343 new homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale and includes 60 of the original householders who have chosen to remain in the area. All tenure-types are designed to the same standards.
The site has been split into two sections, with one half comprising 4 low-rise apartment buildings and the other 140 family houses with gardens. The apartment buildings are sited towards the eastern boundary, shaped to reduce their mass through a series of staggered roof terraces down towards the domestic scale of the contemporary housing. The consistent palette of red and black brick gives a warm, domestic feel to the development while façade cladding panels create a feature accent and unifying pallet.
A ‘home-zone’ forms the centrepiece within the first phase of the masterplan. The street is designed to meet the needs of drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and children, providing a social space where children can play safely. New landscaping and planting as well as a community centre and nursery further enhance the development.
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Best London Regeneration Project, RICS Awards 2016
Client: Wates Living Space, Orbit Homes
Location: Erith, Kent
Size: 622 Units
Skills: Architecture, Masterplanning, Landscape Architecture
Status: Phase 1 Completed