Kidbrooke Village

WSP has been working for Berkeley Homes on the Kidbrooke Village development, which is transforming one of the former most deprived places in London. The site consists of approximately 109 hectares of land with 38 hectares of developable area. This is one of the largest regeneration schemes of its type in Europe that will create around 4,800 new homes.

Location

  • London, England, UK

Client

  • Berkeley Homes

Kidbrooke Village is one of the capital’s most successful estate regeneration schemes, with a 20-year vision to create a thriving new community in place of the unpopular Ferrier Estate, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Greater London Authority.

Our client Berkeley Homes has adopted a masterplan approach for the site, which will deliver over 1,500 affordable homes including 300 for the elderly. The masterplan will deliver a comprehensive mixed land-use site, which will incorporate over  170,000 sqft of commercial, retail and leisure space around the Village Centre containing a redesigned transport interchange, with a re-provided train Station and bus routes . Fifty five hectares of the masterplan will consist of parks and open spaces.

 

Number of homes
4800
Number of affordable homes
1500
mixed use space
170,000 sqft

The development team has comprised a partnership between public and private sector organisations, with WSP providing transport masterplanning consultancy, including advice on street hierarchy design, pedestrian and cyclist connections, bus route design, and the urban design of the new commercial and public transport hub of the development. WSP also provided junction modelling and micro-simulation to assist with local highway improvement work.

Berkeley Homes retained WSP help to support a number of successful detailed applications for the individual phases that comprise the masterplan. In addition to transport planning advice, WSP also provided environmental consultancy for the development’s acoustics, air quality and microclimate to determine the impact of the proposed scheme on the local wind environment and on the levels of daylight and sunlight to neighbouring properties.

WSP project lead Andrew Ford, said: “It has been exciting to help deliver planning for the Kidbrooke regeneration and the redevelopment of the Ferrier Estate is the solution to London’s housing shortage in action. The scheme will deliver quality housing with a focus on placemaking to create a sustainable community, with excellent transport links, employment, retail, amenities such as new schools and recreational space. We have worked with Berkeley to improve connectivity across the regeneration area, reducing the severance of Kidbrooke Park Road for pedestrians and improving access to local public transport.”