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.”