H.A. Marks picked to build Pimlico pop-up

Date: 
Mon, 02/03/2020

Construction firm H.A. Marks Construction has won the contract to build Ebury Edge – an exciting new temporary space planned by Westminster City Council at the Ebury Bridge Estate in Pimlico.

H.A. Marks Construction will deliver the new cutting-edge space, while the renewal of the Ebury Bridge Estate progresses.

Ebury Edge will have a community café, a mix of shops, affordable workspaces, event spaces and a garden courtyard, and will be open for around five years while work on the new estate takes place.

This temporary space was agreed in reaction to extensive public consultation, where residents said they wanted a space for gardening, a café and a flexible family-friendly space.

Cllr Melvyn Caplan, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and Deputy Leader for Westminster City Council said:

“The estate renewal of Ebury Bridge is one of our top priorities in delivering 1,850 new affordable homes as part of our City For All plan, and providing this vibrant pop-up is vital to this regeneration.

“The local community asked for a flexible, creative, community-focused space and that’s what we’re delivering – something that local entrepreneurs and residents alike can enjoy.

“We look forward to working with H.A. Marks Construction to create something that really benefits the local community for the next few years.”

Ebury Edge was given the green light by planners in September 2019, following the council’s decision to fully renew Ebury Bridge Estate. This new estate will create around 750 high-quality, energy efficient homes, including at least 342 affordable homes, which is the largest development of new council and affordable homes in the area in a generation.

Westminster is encouraging local businesses and entrepreneurs to register interest in the new spaces available by visiting: www.eburyedge.com

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  • Construction on Ebury Edge is due to begin shortly pending Secretary of State approval and will be completed by Summer 2020.
  • Our specialist design team has been providing a range of opportunities for stakeholders to feed back through focus groups, drop-in sessions and exhibitions.
  • Westminster City Council is taking forward the Ebury Bridge Estate renewal scheme following approval of the preferred scenario in 2018.
  • All current secure tenants and resident leaseholders will have the right to return to a new high-quality home at the new estate.
  • The renewal scheme will see a range of tenures, providing a ladder of opportunities for people to live and work in Westminster.
  • Westminster City Council is committed to working with Ebury Bridge residents and local neighbours in designing the new estate.
  • Architects Jan Kattein will help deliver Ebury Edge, while social enterprise company Meanwhile Space have been helping to find local business tenants.
  • H.A. Marks Construction is an award-winning family owned construction services company that has been trading for over 65 years.

 

Last updated: 2 March 2020