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Portobello Square RB Kensington & Chelsea

Client
Catalyst
Awards
Winner - Estate Regeneration Award/Mayor's Award - Housing Design Awards 2015
Shortlisted - Completed Project - Housing Design Awards 2015
Shortlisted - Housing Project of the Year - Building Awards 2015
Silver Award - Best Apartment Scheme - WhatHouse Awards 2014
Winner - Project Award - Housing Design Awards 2011
No of units
The development will eventually offer up to 1,000 new homes.
Tenure Mix
Private and affordable
PRP Studio
London

Services:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design & Masterplanning
  • Technical Delivery
  • Traditional mews houses, mansion blocks and terraced housing served as the model for Catalyst Housing Group’s 1,000 home development which has been masterplanned by PRP to create Worthington Green, a new urban quarter. The most ambitious regeneration scheme in Kensington and Chelsea for decades, it is built around the newly created Portobello Square and social housing is seamlessly integrated with private housing to create a truly tenure-blind development.

    PRP has also provided detailed design for the first phase of the masterplan for 124 homes which re-establishes a traditional street pattern.

  • The redevelopment of the Wornington Green estate is an exemplar model for large scale contextual urban regeneration. In time 1,000 new homes will be added across the site with social housing seamlessly integrated with private housing creating a truly tenure blind development. By reconnecting the north end of Portobello Road to Ladbroke Grove and re-establishing other Victorian streets it's possible to repair the historic fabric of the area and reinstate historic links ensuring the new development is part of the surrounding context. As an extraordinary regeneration project, this project sets the benchmark for mixed tenure, tenure blind, family housing in the capital.

  • PRP is progressing the detail design and construction documentation for the first delivery phase, where there is a continuing focus from the client, planning and stakeholder groups to ensure consistency and quality in construction. Our active use of 3D concept modelling during the planning design stage has continued into the detail design through a series of 3D led elevation bay and component studies which explore and communicate the detail quality intent alongside working construction details.