The Bacton Estate Phase 1

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Greater London

Local Authority Area

Camden

Information about this scheme

The Bacton Estate in Camden is a resident and council-led project which transforms a 1960s estate into a new community of homes for existing residents. The brief sought to rectify past mistakes and reconnect the neighbourhood with the context of Gospel Oak. Key to the project’s success has been the ambitious design, strong client leadership and collaborative design process with both the residents and council. The project creates 46 social rent council homes and 21 market sale units for cross subsidy, composed as four storey townhouses and stacked maisonettes and two apartment blocks. Active streetfronts and dynamic public realm is at the heart of the design, and generous double height entrance lobbies stimulate the facades. Decorative brick detailing with a range of coursing types and projecting textural brickwork frame generous openings and help give the buildings rhythm and poise. The result is a new neighbourhood with high-quality housing and public realm, where residents have noticed a safer, friendlier environment. Community spirit has been retained whilst creating a new sense of civic pride and ownership.

Credits

Architect

Karakusevic Carson Architects

Client

The London Borough of Camden

Project Manager

Developing Projects (on behalf of Camden)

Planning Consultant

Quod

Structural Engineer

Rolton Group

Services Engineer

Rolton Group

Landscape Architect

Camlins

Primary Use Class

Class C3 - Dwelling Houses