Affordable housing numbers slashed in North Kensington

Affordable housing numbers slashed in North Kensington

The number of new homes on an infill scheme adjacent to Trellick Tower has been reduced from 160 to 110 which includes 50% for social rent.

Council lead scheme has reduced housing proposals from 160 to 110, image credit Howarth Tompkins.

This project which is was brought to the public for consultation, under the name of Edenham is the first project of the second phase of RBKC’s The New Homes Delivery Programme (NHDP).

The scheme seeks to provide desperately needed homes including those for social rent in a borough where the majority of those living in temporary accommodation live outside of the borough.

Renderings of the key viewpoints of the proposed scheme, image credit Howarth Tompkins.

The scheme was drawn up by architect Haworth Tompkins, who proposes the building of four new residential buildings around a reconfigured and improved public space termed Edenham Square.

The scheme has been notably controversial it jeopardises the future of a longstanding graffiti wall locally referred to as “The Beach, which even attracted the attention of the 20th Century Society.

Proposals also seek to improve visual legibility throughout the site, which is currently dominated by elevated and narrow passageways which date back to the original Trellick Tower.

In particular Edenham Way to Portobello Road, a new mews street containing community facilitates leading up to Trellick Tower, and Elkstone Road to Meanwhile Gardens.

Proposals for improved links, image credit Howarth Tompkins.

Final detailed proposals are due to be submitted for planning approval towards the end of the year.