Work on the regenerated Aylesbury Estate’s new public square will begin in “early 2020” after a contractor has been appointed by Housing Association Notting Hill Genesis.
This month, the housing association confirmed Vistry Partnerships would be building the £66 million project which includes a new public library, health and early years’ facilities and commercial space, and more than 120 homes for rent, around a centre piece water feature.
Of the 122 homes for rent on the square, 23 are at social rent for the over-55s, and 99 available to rent privately through Folio London, which says it provides fully furnished homes without “hidden fees or admin charges”.
The £66 million Aylesbury regeneration is due to be completed in 2032. Current plans show 3,500 homes in the redeveloped estate, with half being classed as “affordable” and the remaining half for private sale.
The affordable homes include three quarters at social rent, and the remainder available via shared ownership and equity schemes – though the council has said this figure is “not static” and they aim to build more social housing across the wider area than in the original estate’s 70s heyday.