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Work To Start On Kings Crescent

Soon to begin construction is the masterplan redevelop the Kings Crescent Estate that will feature the renovation of existing buildings including their extension where necessary, and the construction of new housing and commercial floor space.

Sited between Brownswood Road, Green Lanes and Queens Drive, it is one of the largest estates in the borough, and in desperate need of rejuvenation, not least as the present urban environment lacks the necessary links to connect the estate organically into the neighbouring area, something the new plans promise to remedy with the creation of new streets.

The residential element of the scheme will contain up to 765 new homes, intended to be at least a one for one replacement of the present amount of housing on the site in a collection of buildings ranging from five to twelve storeys. Half the homes will be affordable with the other half aimed at the private market.

There will also be 629 square metres of retail space, enough for a Sainsburys Local, 500 square metres of mixed use space that will be suitable for small business office space, plus an energy centre to help provide renewable energy for the estate and a games area.

The masterplan is the latest part of a long-term regeneration plan for the site that goes all the way back to 2002 when the tower block, Sandridge Court, was demolished on the estate.

The regeneration plans have been designed with the input of a number of firms with the lead architect being Karakusevic Carson Architects. The intention is to begin construction over four phases and five years. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

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