Berkeley Homes has got the go ahead to develop up to 1,300 homes on the former Horlicks factory site in Slough, west London. The 12.3 acre site is home to the locally listed factory, which closed last year. Under Berkeley Homes’ plans the factory with its distinctive clocktower, a grade 2 listed war memorial, and the site’s landmark chimney will be retained, while outbuildings and extensions will be demolished to make way for new homes. The proposal also includes retail space, a children’s nursery, civic space and a new park.
Birmingham City Council has approved plans to create a major mixed use district with around 300 homes in the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter. The St Paul’s Quarter proposal has been brought forward by developer Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital, and is designed by Glenn Howells Architects. The proposal combines listed and new buildings to transform an urban block, providing homes and 100,000 square feet of commercial space for workspace, leisure and retail. It is one of the largest planning approvals granted in a conservation area in Birmingham.
The final phase of regeneration of Stoke Newington’s Kings Crescent Estate, in north east London, has got the green light from Hackney Council. The proposal will see 219 homes built, including 28 new council homes for social rent, 75 for shared ownership and 116 for outright sale. A further 174 existing homes will be upgraded. The first phase of the council-led regeneration was completed in 2017, and in all it provides 492 new homes while refurbishing 275 existing ones. The regeneration was masterplanned by lead architect Karakusevic Carson Architects, which has worked with landscape and public realm designer Muf architecture/art, planning consultant Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and architect Henley Halebrown.