North is a major redevelopment involving the remodelling of the estate to
create a more welcoming and greener environment.
agreements signed in May 2012, the project is the result of a close partnership
between Lambeth Borough, Regenter, Notting Hill Housing Association, Higgins
and E. On.
element in the scheme is a community centre with a sloping green roof that
residents will be able to walk on to from ground level.
Leary, course director of MA Planning, Policy and Practice and Neil Adams, course
director of BA Urban and Environmental Planning led the group of MA students to
discover for themselves how this regeneration project is progressing.
Anne-Marie and Polly of Higgins provided the students with valuable insight
into the challenges and benefits of this large scale urban regeneration
students found the visit of great interest and the chance to see real urban
regeneration on the ground was appreciated," says Michael.
"One thing did
baffle the students though."
housing is marketed as 'The Oval Quarter', even though it is a stone's throw
from Brixton Town Centre. The name derives from the claim that the site is a
quarter of a mile from the world famous Oval cricket ground, although our
students are a tad more sceptical than the overseas investors."