Myatts Field North is a major regeneration project in Lambeth that will deliver 808 new homes and 172 refurbished properties. PRP’s masterplan creates a new urban village with community facilities including new function hall, café and crèche, and draws on new technologies for heat and power. It also aims to enhance the ecology of the area with a new central park as part of the exciting new public realm.
The site is owned by Lambeth Borough Council and is being developed as part of a PFI consortium with Regenter and Higgins Construction. Notting Hill Housing is the affordable provider partner for the 146 shared ownership homes included in the scheme.
The masterplan approach for the regeneration of the Oval Quarter is to create a unique, attractive and sustainable place that sits in context with its surroundings, enhancing the quality of life for the residents today and for the future. The approved outline masterplan includes the provision of 808 new high quality homes, thirty percent of which are family homes along with the refurbishment of all retained buildings on the estate.
The development of the masterplan has been informed by residents through a range of consultation events including open days, design workshops, focus groups, site visits to similar schemes, coffee mornings and home visits.
Resident representatives and other local stakeholders sit as full members of the PFI Board, which is a subcommittee of the Council. A wider group, the Residents’ Forum, has worked to ensure that all residents have had the opportunity to take part in the project, have their comments heard and their questions answered.
Oval Quarter is the regeneration of the former Myatts Field estate in Lambeth, involving the refurbishment of existing residential properties, substantial new homes being built, as well as a community centre. The landscape design and public realm helped integrate the estate into the surrounding city, with new streets and routes incorporating incidental play, as well as the creation of a new park linking to the community centre and creating a focal point for the estate. Extensive consultation with residents and stakeholders played a key part of the design process.
PRP also completed the Architectural and Landscape Technical Design for this substantial regeneration project. Working closely with Higgins Construction and the supply chain at all stages the Technical Design embraces a set of standardised and repeating solutions for façade details and core internal layouts. This focus on standardisation and early integration of specialist design is a key component in the successful delivery of this project.
Both the Planning and Technical Design were delivered using BIM, one area of particular interest being the early coordination and integration of the sub-contract installation design for light gauge steel superstructure framing within the architectural model. This collaborative workflow supported improved accuracy and coordination allowing the early sign-offs required to achieve an extremely aggressive offsite fabrication and on site erection programme.