Construction company Bouygues UK has won a contract to design and build the first phase of the new Ebury Bridge Estate in Pimlico for Westminster City Council.
The new Ebury Bridge Estate will create around 758 high-quality, energy efficient homes, including at least 386 affordable homes, which is the largest development of new council and affordable homes in the south of Westminster in a generation.
Bouygues UK is due to start work later this year and, subject to planning approval, commence building new homes in 2021.
Whilst delivering much needed new homes, Bouygues UK will also bring wide-ranging investment in jobs, community development and health programmes to benefit local people in Westminster.
As part of the council’s ambition to reach zero carbon by 2040, the council and Bouygues UK will work together to meet sustainable development accreditations for the BREEAM Communities Excellent standard as well as the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The construction company is already working in Westminster to deliver new homes, a sports hall and a community space as part of the council’s Church Street regeneration programme.
Cllr Melvyn Caplan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration for Westminster City Council said:
“In partnership with the residents of Ebury Bridge, we’ve taken forward the renewal of the estate and the signing of this contract is a significant milestone in this journey. The much needed new homes built as part of the scheme will contribute to our target of 1,850 homes over the next three years.
“We want the Ebury Bridge renewal scheme to create a new high standard in estate regeneration and we’re looking forward to working with Bouygues UK in making this vision a reality.”
Rob Bradley, Chief Executive of Bouygues UK said:
“This scheme will transform the Ebury Bridge Estate for the people who live and work there and we are very proud to be delivering this sustainable development that will have such a positive long-term impact on the wider community. We have built an excellent working partnership with Westminster City Council through our existing regeneration projects in the area and are very proud to now be delivering a modern and vibrant estate for the residents of Ebury Bridge.”
Westminster City Council is taking forward the Ebury Bridge renewal scheme following approval of the preferred scenario in 2018
The scheme will see up to 758 new homes – including 386 affordable homes – which is the largest development of new council and affordable homes in the area in a generation
All current secure tenants and resident leaseholders will have the right to return to a new home
The council wants the new estate to provide a ladder of opportunities for people to live and work in the city
The scheme will see a range of tenures providing opportunities for people to live and work in Westminster
Estate residents, neighbours and stakeholders had the opportunity to provide feedback on revised design plans during a recent consultation.