Hartopp & Lannoy Points, Fulham

Hartopp & Lannoy Points in Fulham have somewhat of an interesting history. They were built in the late 1960s using the Large Panel system form of construction which involves off site assembly in concrete and then bolted together on site. They were heavily featured in a 1984 documentary about the construction type called ‘The Great British Housing Disaster’, by Adam …

Carpenters Estate, Stratford

The Carpenters Estate is located in Stratford, East London and falls within the London Borough of Newham. Stratford, over recent years has seen significant development, mainly due to the London Olympic Games in 2012. It is home to the Westfield (Stratford) Shopping centre, which including the surrounding shopping area, is the second largest urban shopping centre in the European Union …

Custom House, Newham

The Custom House regeneration area in East London falls within the London Borough of Newham. Home of the London Excel Centre, Custom House is very well connected to the City’s financial district, with the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) servicing the area as well as the Crossrail’s Elizabeth line due to start running in the next year or so. The Custom …

Green Man Lane Estate, West Ealing

Rydon, as developer and contractor, is working to regenerate the Green Man Lane estate in the London Borough of Ealing. The project is being delivered in a 50:50 joint venture partnership with A2Dominion. The existing local authority housing estate, comprising 464 flats, is being demolished to make way for 770 new homes. The scheme will provide over 300 homes that …

High Lane Estate, Ealing

The High Lane Estate, located in Hanwell, is a small housing estate comprising 264 homes built of BISON large concrete panel system in the 1970s. The Council’s proposed development aims to provide some 450 new homes as well as a community centre and a local shop. After an extensive consultation process with estate residents. The council’s cabinet, on 21 July …

Havelock Estate, Southall

Located within Southall is the Havelock Estate which was built between the 1950s and 1970s. The estate originally comprised a total of 845 homes spanning across approximately 21 Hectares. The proposed regeneration of the estate will see the demolition of 692 homes to pave way for the development of 904 new build properties, both for private sale and affordable housing. …

Clapham Park

The Clapham Park area is spread over 36 hectares in the London Borough of Lambeth. It spans over Brixton, Streatham, Balham and Clapham. The area is well served by numerous bus routes and is also within walking distance of Clapham South and Clapham North Underground Stations on the Northern Line. Back in 2005 a stock transfer was made from Lambeth …

Alton Estate, Roehampton

The Alton estate is a large council estate located in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It occupies a large piece of land to the west of Roehampton Village. The Estate is split between Alton East and Alton West these are recognisable by their differing architecture. Alton East finished in 1958 is a mix of low and high rise modernist architecture …

Telfer House, Islington

Telfer House is a small block of residential flats that makes up part of the King Square Estate built between 1959 and 1965 in Islington, EC1V. We were appointed by the three remaining leaseholders on the estate shortly after the CPO was made. We submitted objections to the CPO on behalf of two leaseholders and a Public Inquiry was set. …

Woodberry Down Estate, Hackney

The Woodberry Down estate comprises 57 blocks of flats that were built between 1949 and 1962, making it one of the largest estates undergoing regeneration in Europe. Interestingly, the land was originally compulsorily purchased in 1934 so it is undergoing the same procedure for a second time. The current regeneration scheme began in 2007. It is located within the London …

Winstanley and York Road Estate

The Winstanley Estate is within the London Borough of Wandsworth and lies directly opposite Clapham Junction Station. It is considered a ‘large estate’ with an estimated population of over 10,000 people. A smaller estate known as the York Road lies adjacent to this and the regeneration has been planned to include both. We first became involved on the estate in …

Love Lane Estate, Tottenham

Situated right next to the redeveloped Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Ground, London Borough of Haringey propose to regenerate the Love Lane estate. With excellent transport links such as at White Hart Lane underground station and a bustling high street, there are an array of high and low rise buildings with a mix of tenures. Sawyer Fielding are appointed by a …

Aylesbury Estate, Walworth

The Aylesbury Estate is a sprawling estate comprising a mixture of tenures and construction types. Much of the construction is of Large Concrete Panel design which is non traditional. To suggest that the estate has become politicized in recent years would be an understatement. A very strong local community has banded together, forming a number of residents groups. Some are …

South Oxhey Estate, Watford

The South Oxhey estate lies within the Three Rivers District of Hertfordshire and was constructed during the late 1940s and early 1950s to provide accommodation for some 4,000 families. The estate itself comprises a mix of properties, including commercial retail units on the ground floor with residential units on the upper floors. It is surrounded by the Oxhey Woods Local …

Grahame Park, Colindale

The Grahame Park Estate in Colindale, NW9 is the largest Council estate within the London Borough of Barnet. A Compulsory Purchase Order in 2007 started the regeneration of the estate but progress then stalled, largely due to the financial crisis which began shortly after. Fast forward a few years and in 2016, a Government loan kickstarted the regeneration which was …

Rectory Park, Northolt

This 1970s housing estate comprised of two and three storey maisonettes in four storey blocks, some of which had deck access. The majority of the privately owned properties on Rectory Park Avenue, Northolt, UB5 were occupied by the owners. A smaller number were rented out. The Compulsory Purchase was being promoted by London Borough of Ealing who were buying properties. …

West Hendon Estate, North London

This 1960s & 1970s housing estate comprised of low and high rise flats. The construction type was Bison which is a form of Large panel concrete construction. Our involvement began shortly prior to the Compulsory Purchase Order being made in June 2014. It quickly became apparent that the most of the estate’s residents felt angered and disenfranchised by a regeneration …

South Acton Estate, West London

The South Acton Estate is London Borough of Ealing’s largest Council estate, originally comprising over 2100 homes. Even when we got involved after 9 blocks had been demolished, it was still the largest estate in the borough. With large estates, often comes large residents’ groups. We originally met with South Acton Residents Action Group (SARAG) and explained how we could …

Sheerwater, Woking

The Sheerwater Estate is a leafy housing estate of brick built houses some of which were built as recently as the 1990s. It is for many reasons not the sort of housing estate which would typically be demolished to make way for new homes. However, soaring development land values in the area and the potential to approximately double housing density …

Colville, Hackney

North of Old Street Station lies a number of small and medium sized Council estates that merge into each other. One of these is the Colville Estate which is about 10-15 minutes’ walk from the station and is just south of the Regents Canal. It comprises of predominantly low rise brick built flats with Harwood Court being the one high …

Stonegrove & Spur Road Estate, Edgware

This 1960s & 1970s housing estate comprised of low and high rise flats, the majority of which were of large panel concrete construction. Our Director, Dan Knowles LLB PG Dip MRICS, negotiated on behalf of owners of 58 properties, most of which were owned by Landlords. As these 58 represented the majority of privately owned properties on the estate, our …

Dollis Valley Estate, Barnet

This 1960s & 1970s housing estate comprised of low rise flats, the majority of which were of large panel concrete construction. A number of houses were excluded from the regeneration scheme. Our involvement began after London Borough of Barnet had made the London Borough of Barnet (Dollis Valley) Compulsory Purchase Order 2014 which was confirmed a short time later. In …

Southall Gasworks

This scheme was different to most of those that we work on for three reasons – 1) It is not a Council estate. Two terraces of housing need to be demolished to make way for an access road to a new housing development 2) The scheme promoter is the Greater London Authority. Because the land required for the scheme is …

Whitefield, Brent Cross

The Whitefield Estate is one of the smaller Council estates within London Borough of Barnet, comprising of a number of houses, low and high rise flats. The regeneration of the estate is strongly linked to the redevelopment of nearby Brent Cross Shopping Centre and the construction of a bridge to improve access to it. Like with many estates, plans to …

High Path Estate

Sawyer Fielding are representing a large number of leaseholders and freeholders whose properties are on an estate which is likely to be subject to regeneration. Our role is to negotiate sale terms including additional compensation and to guide home owners through the Compulsory Purchase process.  Where instructed, we shall also seek to negotiate alterations to the scheme offer to ensure …

Fenwick Estate

The Fenwick Estate is within the London Borough of Lambeth and is located off Landor Road. The Estate is adjacent to Clapham North Underground Station on the Northern Line. The estate was built in the 1960’s and comprises a mix of linear and courtyard blocks. That are a maximum of 4 storeys in height. The estate is predominantly surrounded by …

Kings Norton, Birmingham

We represented 24 owners of houses of a Wimpy No Fines construction type on the Primrose Estate in Kings Norton in South Birmingham. Our representation saw significantly increased financial offers for the sale of their properties. With some of these, the offers increased by as much as 60%. Our clients were home owners at Tern Grove, Dee Grove, Ithon Grove, …

Newtown, Birmingham

We represented 15 owners of houses of a Wimpy No Fines construction type at Melbourne Avenue and Markford Walk in North Newton, all B19. Our negotiations saw increased purchase price offers and settlements. With the final 4 owners, the Council decided not to proceed with the regeneration scheme and as such, we informed our clients and took no further action. …