The Tollgate Gardens Estate is located in the Maida Vale area in the North West of Westminster.
Built in the 1960s, the estate is in need of redevelopment and identified in the council's Housing Renewal Strategy 2010 as one of the 5 priority renewal areas.
Residents voted in favour of renewal proposals in 2010, and a planning application for the transformation of Tollgate Gardens was given the green light by the council in November 2013.
Over the next 3 years, Tollgate Gardens will be transformed with the creation of a series of street side terraces set around a new communal garden space.
The new terraces will accommodate 195 new homes, with 53 refurbished homes in the retained Tollgate House.
Half of the 248 homes across Tollgate Gardens will be affordable - 26 more affordable homes than have been provided on the existing estate.
Construction is anticipated to commence in 2015, and the council will shortly appoint a development partner to manage the build.
In the meantime, the council is assisting tenants and leaseholders from two existing blocks, Godwin House and Wingfield House, to relocate to new permanent or temporary homes, to enable the new homes to be built.
All households have been given the option to return to Tollgate Gardens once the scheme is complete.
On the 13 November 2014, the council provided notice of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). The purpose of the order was to ensure that the council could acquire the legal interests on the estate necessary to allow the redevelopment to proceed.
The Order was confirmed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 13 October 2015 and the council published a CPO confirmation notice on 5 November 2015, followed by a Statement Concerning General Vesting Declarations published on 12 November 2015.
View images from the timelapse cameras at Tollgate Gardens:
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