What They Said: The transformation of the Heathside and Lethbridge Estate will create a high-density, mixed-tenure development with over 50% of new homes designed as private sale apartments, generating cross subsidy to fund the affordable provision. The development sits within an overall outline consented £270m masterplan which will deliver 512sqm of retail floor space, 768sqm of community floor space, an energy centre and 1192 residential units in contemporary apartment buildings ranging from 3 to 17 storeys in height.
With 500 existing homes on the site, bptw worked closely alongside Family Mosaic and existing residents to devise a complex decant and phasing strategy, also ensuring the needs of existing residents have been met, whilst successfully increasing the capacity of the estate to provide new homes for sale. With apartments created in Phase 1 and 2 already occupied, bptw were retained for the delivery of Phase 3 which will create an additional 218 new homes, a community centre and nursery; and Phase 4 comprising 236 apartments which was recently granted planning permission.
Heathside and Lethbridge are two adjoining council-owned housing estates located in the London Borough of Lewisham. As part of the larger six-phase regeneration of the Estate, we are constructing over 600 units for Family Mosaic, and we have been the main contractor for Phases 2, 3, and 4.
Phase 4 includes 236 new homes for private sale, affordable rent and shared ownership in two new blocks, and Phase 3 consists of 218 mixed-tenure residential units in two new blocks with community centre, nursery and estate office. We have recently completed Phase 2 of the scheme, comprising a 17-storey residential tower, to create 190 new mixed-tenure homes.
Throughout all three phases, our on-site Resident Liaison Officer (RLO) has ensured that Heathside and Lethbridge residents and the local community are consulted during both the design stages and phased works. RLO home visits, surgeries, newsletters plus resident site tours, open fun days and ‘Meet the Builder’ Q&A sessions have also helped to engage residents and the local community about the works.