Excalibur Estate, Lewisham

Excalibur Estate in Catford, is one of the largest pre-fabricated housing estates in the UK built after WWII. We were appointed to secure the detailed design at the reserved matters stage to regenerate the site and provide 210 residential units. We are currently involved with various amendment applications to secure changes to the approved scheme.   

Key details

Project name

Excalibur Estate

 

Client

L&Q

Location

London Borough of Lewisham

 

Services provided:

- Planning consultancy

- Heritage consultancy

Challenge

Although the outline consent had all matters reserved, on our initial review of the outline consent decision notice and conditions, it became clear that the outline conditions and parameter plans contained a number of restrictions which limited the delivery of the reserved matters scheme. We therefore worked closely with Council officers over a number of months to discuss the most appropriate design within the parameters set by the outline permission, and at the same time agree a strategy to re-structure the consented scheme in the future.

We have been involved in extensive discussions with Lewisham Council to progress the detailed design of the scheme including a presentation to the Design Review Panel.

Residential scheme - Excalibur Estate

Solution

Advising on the planning strategy, we amended the reserved matters scheme within the parameters and time limits of the outline permission. We also assisted in public consultation events where the proposal was well received by the majority of the local residents. Operating within a very tight timescale, we prepared the reserved matters applications in order to meet the time limits of the outline permission.

A number of the post-war prefabricated bungalows have been listed for their historical significance. Our heritage team provided advice in relation to the setting of retained Grade II listed post-war prefabricated bungalows.

 

Project statistics

210
Residential units
59%
Affordable housing - 125 units

Affordable housing expertise

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