Wornington Green, Kensington
The regeneration of Wornington Green (Kensington) includes building affordable homes of mixed sizes and new retail units.
Built between 1964 and 1985 the 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.
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 one of the five phase scheme by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in March 2010. Phase one includes the building of 324 new homes, a mix of 174 for affordable rent and 150 homes for private sale.
Find out more about the regeneration of Wornington Green on the Here & Now website.