A planning application has been submitted to Camden Council for the regeneration of the iconic Maiden Lane estate, which will provide an additional 265 new homes for the London Borough of Camden. The new homes have been sensitively designed by PRP Architects to blend with the renowned estate, with a high quality approach to architectural design and detailing.
The proposed scheme reconciles the low rise buildings to the North with the larger emerging buildings of the Kings Cross masterplan, culminating in a 20 storey residential tower to complement the Kings Cross cluster on the other side of York Way. The redevelopment also includes a mixed use development of retail and workspace to front York Way, which will revitalise the street frontage.
The proposed scheme provides:
Maiden Lane is a flagship project for the London Borough of Camden and forms part of the Council's innovative Community Investment Programme, a 15 year plan to invest over £400 million in Camden's housing, schools and other public services. Proposals have been developed for Maiden Lane that will deliver much needed affordable housing and provide investment to revitalise the estate and link into the wider regeneration of this part of Camden.
Brendan Kilpatrick, Partner at PRP adds:
"PRP worked closely with the London Borough of Camden to design a scheme which retains the character and scale of the existing estate and then responds to the emerging context of Kings Cross as you move North along York Way. We have used high quality materials in a contextual manner which derives its form from the design of the existing Maiden Lane estate."
The unlisted Maiden Lane estate was designed by Benson and Forsyth in the 1970's and is highly regarded for its architecture. Following the redevelopment it will be sensitively refurbished.