HTA Design, Hawkins\Brown and Mae buildings given go-ahead at Aylesbury Estate

Proposals to demolish a run-down south London housing estate and replace it with more than 3,500 new homes have been given the green light.

Members of Southwark council’s planning committee last week approved the demolition of the borough’s 2,700-home Aylesbury Estate, which was built between 1966 and 1977.

They gave their backing to detailed proposals for an 830-home first phase of redevelopment, made up of six plots.

Project architecture lead HTA Design is responsible for four of the first phase’s plots, including rows of terraced housing and towers of up to 18 storeys, while Mae Architects designed a supported living scheme and a community facility.

The Hawkins\Brown-designed section includes the first phase’s tallest block, a 20-storey residential tower.

The regeneration scheme’s second, third and fourth phases also won outline approval last week. They will see the construction of a further 2,745 homes, as well as office space, shops, a new public square with a health centre, new parks and playgrounds.

Kate Davies, chief executive of developer Notting Hill Housing, said the approvals were the result of “a lot of trust, understanding, collaboration and vision”.

Work on the first phase is set to start on site this autumn.