Matthew Lloyd Architects scheme for 84 new homes for London Borough of Camden on 5 sites on the Regents Park Estate has completed on site. The practice was selected through competition by Camden to work on schemes to replace homes on the planned HS2 route, involving extensive consultation with existing residents which demonstrated that the majority of those who would lose their homes to HS2 would like to stay on or very near the Regents Park Estate. An earlier feasibility study had identified suitable sites for the reprovision of housing. The Regents Park Estate is a popular and well established estate, centrally located between Hampstead Road and Regents Park, and just to the North of Euston Station where the HS2 line will terminate. Two sites on Hampstead Road, which forms the eastern boundary of the estate, are treated as a pair with dynamic principal elevations of 7 and 11 storeys, and act as gateway buildings to the estate. These provide 24 and 32 units respectively in a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, plus a commercial unit on each ground floor, with balconies or winter gardens on all four corners. Two sites on Albany Street, the western boundary, and a third small mews site respond to the existing context in scale and character. These three buildings provide a total of 28 units together with a new pub.
“If all new council housing was designed to these standards, we’d be living in the New Jerusalem.” Hugh Pearman, RIBA Journal April 2020
London Borough of Camden
Shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2019
Shortlisted for the RTPI Awards 2018