Wandsworth looks for Alton partner

Danebury_centre_CGI_FINAL_webWandsworth Council has launched a tender competition to select a delivery partner for the regeneration of the 17 acre Alton Estate in Roehampton.

The project aims to vastly improve this post war housing estate on the border of Richmond Park and will see a range of new high quality shops and community facilities built, including a leisure centre, community centre, park and library.

Poor quality housing would be replaced and the estate’s listed buildings would be refurbished and enhanced.

Approximately 1,100 new homes will be built over the course of the programme as well as additional social rent, affordable and private housing.

Park_Centre___Portswood___CGI_FINAL1_web_1A range of employment, skills training, mentoring, health and youth support initiatives are also being focussed on the estate to help local people take full advantage of the area’s growth.

The launch of the tendering process is being managed by Bilfinger GVA, who are also supporting the council in finding a development partner for the regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road estate in Battersea.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “This project will preserve the best qualities of this unique post war housing estate while unlocking its full potential as a thriving mixed use neighbourhood with a superb range of local services and shops. It has the potential to provide hundreds of new homes, including high quality social rent and affordable properties our local residents need.

“Our plans have the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life across this neighbourhood and we want to find a partner that will put the residents’ interests and needs at the heart of their approach.”

Oliver Maury, Director in Planning, Development and Regeneration at Bilfinger GVA, said: “The vision for the Alton Estate is very exciting, providing high quality residences and promoting economic development. Hundreds of local people will be offered vastly improved homes which meet today’s needs and help their families to thrive.”

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