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Friday25 July 2014

Kilburn housing given the green light

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Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Alison Brooks Architects have won planning for the second stage of Brent council’s South Kilburn masterplan.

The practices have each designed low-rise residential accommodation (pictured) which will replace three post-war estates with 144 new dwellings, a mix of houses, maisonettes and apartments. The first phase, by PRP and Rick Mather, features higher-density buildings.

The 2ha scheme reinstates the pre-war urban form and street pattern of the north-west London suburb. It also restores a 19th century route, Alpha Mews, which runs the length of the scheme.

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and ABA won the project in a two-stage design competition last year.

Paul Sandilands said: “In reinstating the traditional streetscape of the historic quarter it is possible to re-create coherent urban architecture that will integrate with the grain of its surrounds.”

Alison Brooks added: “The scheme aims to re-instill the scale and texture of London streets with updated mansion block and mews house typologies, private gardens and generous space standards.”

Brent council unanimously approved the plans, which form the second stage of a masterplan due to be completed in 2025.

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