The Bourne Estate

The Bourne Estate

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Number/street name:
Portpool Lane

Address line 2:

City:
London

Postcode:
EC1N 7AA

Architect:
Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP

Architect contact number:


Developer:
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Planning Authority:
London Borough of Camden

Planning Reference:

Date of Completion:
06/2024

Schedule of Accommodation:
1 x studios, 22 x 1 bed apartments, 35 x 2 bed apartments, 14 x 3 bed apartments, 3 x 4 apartments

Tenure Mix:
45% Social Rent, 12% Affordable rent, 43% Market sale

Total number of homes:


Site size (hectares):
0.76

Net Density (homes per hectare):
99.1 (incl. some open spaces shared with existing bldgs)

Size of principal unit (sq m):
76.2

Smallest Unit (sq m):
46.4

Largest unit (sq m):
133.9

No of parking spaces:
27

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The Design Process

The Bourne Estate residents were involved from the outset by selecting Matthew Lloyd Architects from a shortlist of practices put together by Camden following a competitive tender. The design was developed through ongoing conversations with the estate's residents; feedback on options was gained on a regular basis through newsletters, a series of open exhibitions, at which attendees were encouraged to complete feedback forms, followed by regular working group meetings. Issues arising were overcome with genuine consultation in which people knew their voices were heard. The process included taking time to really get to know the estate and talk about its qualities, architectural features and what people who live there like about it and why, as well as their concerns. Issues which were important to residents, to be addressed by the regeneration, in addition the provision of new housing, included: a site strategy to consider security, antisocial behaviour, noise, routes and connections, the positioning of buildings and open space, scale and character, details and materials. Residents had an important influence on the scheme, an example is the design of the new main entrances to the estate as large arches in the spirit of the existing which was requested by residents.

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  • Car usage or Active Travel (inc Building for a Healthy Life)

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