Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley has been picked by the Urban Splash–Southern Housing Group consortium to pitch for the revamp of the Packington Estate in north London.
The consortium is one of three pitching for the scheme, which is understood to be worth about £75m. Rival consortiums include Circle 33 Housing Group and housing association Hyde Group.
Feilden Clegg Bradley beat off competition from three practices – Proctor & Matthews, John Thompson & Partners and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Packington would be Urban Splash’s first major scheme in the capital. It has already garnered a strong reputation for regenerating rundown city estates in the north of England.
The 500-unit estate, which has several six-storey tower blocks, hit the headlines last year when it was revealed that its construction did not meet safety requirements for gas explosions in tall buildings.
The project aims to replace 558 flats with about 700 apartments, selling the extra units to help pay for the social housing on the site.
The Packington Estate was built in 1969 – one of the first to be constructed after the disaster at Ronan Point, when a gas leak led to an explosion that blew out precast concrete panels. This in turn caused a progressive collapse down one side of the building, killing four people.
Both Urban Splash and Feilden Clegg Bradley declined to comment.