The third newsletter by the Development Management Team has been produced for Knight's Walk and is available to read here.
Click on the links below for more information on:
- Coming up in July/ August
- Estate Walkabout on 20th June
- Residents Engagement Panel Meeting on 4th July
- Study Trip on 25th July
- Estimated project timeline
Notices from Lambeth: Initial Demolition Notice
In July, the 18 homes directly affected by the redevelopment will receive what is called an Initial Demolition Notice. It is a legal requirement to send this to you, however demolition is unlikely to begin before 2019.
Public Event: Drop in Session, 21st July, 6.30 - 8pm, Pedlars Acre Hall
It is important that the new homes and the public spaces around them fit into the neighbourhood. We are therefore holding a public drop in session to invite feedback on how the new buildings relate to their surroundings, as well as to answer any questions.
Residents Event: Study Trip, 25th July, 2pm - 6pm
We would like residents to join us on a visit to other estates to provide us with more feedback on design ideas you would or would not like to see on Knight’s Walk. Transport and afternoon tea will be provided.
Booking is essential RSVP here
Residents Event: Resident Engagement Panel Meeting, 1st August, 6 - 7.30pm, Pedlars Acre Hall
Having started to gather your feedback on:
Building height and size and types of open space, Doug (Mae Architects) & Des (Dally Henderson Landscape Architects) will start to respond to resident’s ideas and test out different approaches to these two key themes.
Residents of Knight's Walk took members of the Development Management Team on a walk of their estate and these are some of the key points identified.
Knight’s Walk Residents Engagement Panel welcomed members of the Development Management Team to their meeting to gather more ideas for the residents’ brief.
Architects Nick and Isabel used a model of Knight’s Walk and the surrounding area to start thinking about height and size of the new buildings.
Key feedback we heard:
- Keep higher buildings towards Kennington Lane;
- Step back the buildings so that the edge along Knight’s Walk is not too high;
- People want to make sure that remaining bungalows keep light and privacy in their gardens.
The Landscape Architect, Des, shared examples of types of open space.
Key feedback we heard:
- Staggered building frontage could reduce the apparent length of the blocks along Knight’s Walk.
- It is important that entrances to homes at street level have a small amount of private space between the public space and front doors.
- With an increase in number of homes, communal space for existing and new homes will be very important and needs to be designed to avoid conflict.
- Having green space along public routes provides an important visual break. People liked the green, ‘softer’ example of gardens shown.
We know that there were lots of things to look at and comment on so we will be bringing all this information to the next council drop in on 19th July, 4 - 6pm, at Pedlars Acre Hall. RSVP here
We know that seeing examples of what the new homes on Knight’s Walk might be like is a useful way of understanding what residents do and do not want. Join us to visit 2 estates and have afternoon tea.
We will be looking at examples of:
- Height and size of new buildings
- Open spaces (communal and public)
- Materials of new buildings
Call to book a place: 0800 0729 265 or RSVP here