In 2019 the Kingsbridge Estate’s independent advisors spoke to residents about their likes, dislikes and what could be improved about their homes, block and estate. As part of this phase, we launched our Starting the Conversation questionnaire, the results of which helped us to develop our ideas for the next stages of consultation and formed the basis of the Resident’s Brief.
o Financial viability: Is the proposed work within budget?
o Implementation: Considering the current risks and possible challenges of getting an option built.
o Residents’ brief: How well does it meet the brief?
o Environmental impact: What is the environmental impact of the proposal?
o Socioeconomic benefit: How do these proposals benefit the local area and community in addition to improving the existing homes and providing new ones?
In November 2021, we launched Cycle 4, presenting Option 1 (existing estate with long-term improvements), Option 4A (replace Michigan and refurbish Montrose and Montcalm) and Option 5 (full redevelopment)
In March 2022, Cycle 4 was concluded and the report was published in April 2022
In April 2022, we launched Cycle 5, where the Options Appraisal process was concluded with the presentation of the preferred option. The preferred option was for a full redevelopment of the estate, which was then put forward to a resident ballot in November 2022.
During November and early December 2022, a ballot was held for residents to vote on the regeneration proposals to demolish the existing blocks and build new homes. The community was asked:
Are you in favour of the proposal to demolish and fully redevelop the Kingsbridge Estate through regeneration?
We had a fantastic turnout with 75.6% of eligible voters taking part in the ballot. 85.4% voted ‘yes’ and 14.6% voted ‘no’. Therefore, the overall result was ‘Yes’. This is a clear message that most residents are keen to see change and support the proposals for demolition of the existing blocks and construction of new homes.
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