Planning approval received for Ebury Bridge Estate

On Tuesday 20th April, Westminster City Council approved plans for the new Ebury Bridge Estate located in the heart of central London and creating around 750 high-quality, energy efficient homes, including at least 386 affordable homes.

Bouygues UK is delivering the first phase of the development for Westminster City Council, continuing its strong working relationship with the London Borough. The first phase of this ambitious scheme comprises the first two residential blocks which include 226 homes, the first of four outdoor squares and the concierge for the entire scheme.

Westminster City Council’s driver for the scheme is to make it an exemplar model for future estate regeneration, setting new standards where exceptional added social value is at the core. The wider regeneration plans will see the full redevelopment of the current estate and the creation of high-quality, sustainable homes, with 239 council homes and 53 per cent of all homes being affordable.

It will aim to be an almost car-free development, with disabled car parking only. Both pedestrian and cycle transport will be a top priority with more than 2,000 cycle spaces for residents.

The newly built homes will use 90% less carbon than the existing estate and grey water recycling will be used for household functions.

As well as 750 homes, there will be a new community hub, nursery and fitness centre for residents and visitors. Plus, there will be four high-quality public squares created with water and play features. The green spaces will have enhanced lighting for security and an on-site management team.