Race starts for Westminster council estate £350m rebuild

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Westminster City Council has invited firms to bid to rebuild the Ebury Bridge Council Estate in Pimlico.

Redevelopment plan for 1930s Ebury Estate
Redevelopment plan for 1930s Ebury Estate

The £350m London estate redevelopment project, located next to the £1bn Chelsea Barracks scheme, is the biggest in the council pipeline.

Phase one of the project is expected to cost around £97m and will be entirely council funded to allow it to decant residents from future phases.

The successful design and build contractor would start on site next year, delivering two residential blocks of over 200 mixed tenure homes.

The job will include the first of the new planned open public squares, setting the design quality and delivery intentions for the new Ebury.

Firms have been given until 7 August to express an interest on the web portal with the contract due to start at the end of January next year.

The full scheme is expected to take around 10 years to complete.

Ebury Bridge Estate is the biggest of 10 planned estate redevelopment plans within the London borough and was first earmarked for regeneration eight years ago.

The full project involves demolition of around eight buildings to make way for 750 homes, half of which would be affordable.

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