Bacton Low Rise is an award-winning regeneration project delivered for the London Borough of Camden in Gospel Oak.
The £50m redevelopment involved the full demolition of the estate, which suffered from inefficient design and is in poor condition, making way for 290 new homes comprising 176 for open market sale, 104 for affordable rent and 10 for shared ownership.
Other improvements include a new and altered public realm, landscaping, vehicular and pedestrian links as well as three new retail units. Demolition was staged across three phases and the new development has been built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
Bacton Low Rise Tenants and Residents Association led the redevelopment and worked with the council to select the architect for the initial designs. The development fell within Camden’s Community Investment Programme (CIP), a 15-year plan to invest in schools, homes and community facilities by redeveloping or selling buildings or land that are underused or expensive to maintain.
Cabinet Member for Housing Councillor Julian Fulbrook said, “This is a huge step in the regeneration of Gospel Oak, as this is the first time we have been able to build new council homes for rent for nearly 20 years.”
The scheme won Building Magazine's Housing Project of the Year Award.