Scheme by Arup will be built next door to Chelsea Barracks scheme

ebury bridge approved

Westminster council has approved plans to build 750 new homes in the shadow of the £1bn Chelsea Barracks development.

The homes will be built as part of a renovation of the Ebury Bridge estate in Pimlico and will feature 144 new family-sized ‘affordable’ homes. Of these, 87 are marked for social rent, with 57 to have ‘intermediate’ rent.

The development will also see the demolition of 13 existing buildings containing 336 homes.

But the council said the new plans would more than double the number of home on the estate.

Cllr Rachael Robathan, Westminster City Council cabinet member for finance, property and regeneration said: “The Ebury Bridge estate will remain a council housing estate. We wanted to get this right, which is why we spent months listening and talking to the community. A right of return is guaranteed for all secure council tenants and lease holders.”

The scheme, which has been designed by Arup, will be completed over 10 years in three phases with work starting early next year.

The next phase of the Chelsea Barracks development was put on hold earlier this year but last month developer Qatari Diar kickstarted the fourth phase of the scheme with eight contractors, including original contractor Multiplex, being invited to pitch for the £200m deal.