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Wornington Green, Kensington

Regeneration plans include building affordable homes of mixed sizes and new retail units

Wornington Green, North Kensington, W10

Portobello Rd_in page imageBuilt between 1964 and 1985 Wornington Green estate consists of 538 homes made up mainly of flats in six-storey connected blocks.

An options appraisal carried out between 2001 and 2005 found that regeneration was the best way to address problems on the estate including high levels of both overcrowding and underoccupancy.

The regeneration plans include building 538 quality affordable homes of mixed sizes and 20 new retail units for Portobello Road – generating up to 200 new jobs. A connecting road will be constructed to better integrate the estate into the surrounding community and a new community centre will be built.

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Once work has finished a park (the same size as the existing Athlone Gardens) will be returned to residents.

The scheme was granted planning approval for phase 1 of the five phase scheme by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in March 2010. Phase 1 includes the building of 324 new homes, a mix of 174 for affordable rent and 150 homes for private sale.

We are delighted that we’ve been given the go-ahead for phase 2 of the regeneration and hope to begin work onsite in the autumn of 2015.

Find out more about the regeneration of Wornington Green on the Here & Now website.