Meridian Gate Masterplan, Kidbrooke Village

Location Greenwich, London
Client Berkeley Homes
Content 7.4 ha (1,645 Residential Units)
Status Planning

Awards
2020 Building London Planning Award, Mayor's Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning, Winner
2019 International Property Award, Best Mixed Use Development, Winner
2019 International Property Awards, Best Sustainable Development, Winner
2019 London Planning Award, Best New Place to Live, Highly Commended
2019 What House? Award, Best Public Realm, Gold Medal
2018 London Evening Standard Award, Best Regeneration Project, Highly Commended
2018 The Sunday Times British Home Awards, Best Placemaking, Winner

The team’s strength is its attention to detail. They have a great understanding of planning issues and were very responsive and on-the-ball with questions and queries.

John Anderson, Chairman, Berkeley Homes

For more information on this project please contact Luigi Beltrandi.

CZWG has worked across various phases of Kidbrooke Village (3,4,5) including Meridian Gate, one of four neighbourhoods of the Kidbrooke Village masterplan, unique in its location adjacent 35 acres of open space and mature parkland. The 7.3 ha area is bisected by Cator Park, a new ribbon of designated green space linking the north of the development with Sutcliffe Park to the south.

Inspired by the villas and linking colonnades of The Paragon crescent in neighbouring Blackheath, nine urban blocks contain large villa apartment buildings interlinked by terraced houses and wrapped around central podium gardens. The mix of houses, flats and tenures within each block enabled the phasing programme and transformed the masterplan from essentially an urban form into a suburban neighbourhood with meandering villa-lined streets.

CZWG’s hybrid application for 1,260 homes was granted planning consent, including detail to unlock 375 homes for delivery.

Learning from the first built phases we worked closely with Berkeley Homes to review and improve the remaining unbuilt blocks, an iterative process which led to the creation of five crescent shaped buildings along Kidbrooke Park Road. Most recently we redesigned elements of the Village Centre and the remaining unbuilt Meridian Gate buildings in response to the emerging landscape designs brought forward for South Cator Park – the 'Greening of the masterplan'.

Kidbrooke Village is the £1 billion regeneration led by Berkeley Homes in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Mayor of London to transform the former Ferrier Estate into a new, exemplary housing community.

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