Bouygues starts London 700-home council estate rebuild

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Developer Linkcity has reached financial close on the first phase of the Tustin Estate rebuild scheme on the Old Kent Road in South East London.

dRMM=led design team includes Adam Khan Architects and JA Projects
dRMM=led design team includes Adam Khan Architects and JA Projects

A significant housing project for Southwark Council, the overall project will feature nearly 700 new homes delivered by Linkcity’s sister business Bouygues Construction UK over the next eight years.

The scheme includes 250 replacement council homes and shared equity properties, 220 additional council homes including keyworker homes, and 220 homes for sale.

The existing 1960s estate includes 529 homes

Tustin Estate rebuild masterplan

The initial phase of development around 200 new homes will be built to rehouse current tenants of the estate.

Bouygues will then deliver 440 homes across two further phases over the next three years, with at least half of these designated as affordable housing.

The project also includes a central park, several refurbishments of existing council homes and at least 1,800 sqm of commercial floorspace.

Planned new Ilderton Road buildings

The housing project has been announced as the first large-scale project procured through national framework provider Pagabo’s Developer Led Framework.

The project is expected to achieve a 97% reduction on carbon emissions when in use.

A large part of this is due to the clean energy being supplied by the local waste-to-energy district heating network.

Tom Jackson, development director at Linkcity said, “It’s fantastic that a project of this size can start work on site so soon after concept design work.

“It’s a real credit to the officers at Southwark who have worked so hard with the residents and us on the design of the scheme.”

 

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