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Old June 19th, 2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Alton Green (Alton Estate Regeneration) | Roehampton | Proposed

Alton Green
Roehampton
SW15


Planning application: Wandsworth 2019/2516

Official website: https://altonestateregen.co.uk



Development Facts

Address: Alton Estate, London SW15

Developer: Redrow Homes | Wandsworth Council

Architect: Hawkins\Brown | Barton Willmore | Tatehindle

Non-residential space: 9,572mē (GIA)

Residential units: 1,103

































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Old June 20th, 2019, 09:51 AM   #2
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It does not include the tower blocks that spoil the view within Richmond Park annoyingly.
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Old June 21st, 2019, 08:48 AM   #3
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It does not include the tower blocks that spoil the view within Richmond Park annoyingly.
I think that this is in place of those towers. They have been talking about knocking them down for some time. Cant come quick enough for me.

Got to say the new buildings are as bland as they come but a vast improvement. Roehampton is a bland sort of area so they should fit nicely.
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Are they planning to knock down all the Alton Estate? there are better and worse bits.

Some blocks are actually quite nice and fit nicely into the landsape, especially those o stilts:



But others:


Are not as good.

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Actually looking on this:
http://altonestateregen.co.uk/conten...on-Booklet.pdf

Most of the blocks are staying.

Something to read:
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/brit...-under-threat/

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The proposed replacements for the lost heart of the estate are only at outline stage so far, but a massing drawing suggests that from Richmond Park the new buildings would appear as an almost continuous wall of ‘six to eight storey’ flats (up to twice the height of almost all the present unremarkable but pleasant flats on the site), filling an area that, from the park, currently appears to be dominated by trees. The density, size and planning of the proposed blocks is entirely out of keeping with the two ends of the estate that would survive
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The fact that the architecture is only 60 or so years old must not be allowed to cloud the vast historical significance of an estate which, for a few more precious months, remains unusually well-preserved and unified. You can still see it today largely as its world-leading team of architects originally intended. Many of our great Victorian buildings were only saved from demolition in the 1950s and 1960s by growing public pressure for conservation.

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Obviously there's a height limit but by god can they not design a building that has an interesting roofscape? Flat roofs dreary parapets.
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Obviously there's a height limit but by god can they not design a building that has an interesting roofscape? Flat roofs dreary parapets.
Yep, the current proposals as bland as hell. Utterly devoid of anything of interest...
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Yep, the current proposals as bland as hell. Utterly devoid of anything of interest...
It's like they employed ' more the same architects'
The only redeeming features are the entrances and ground level.
Everything else is dull and yawn inducing.
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Please, please stick something tall in here so we can make an Alton Towers joke...
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The other thing is they are maintaining the same amount of open space, and there is a LOT of open space. Given that the development is on the edge of Richmond Park ...and there's a housing shortage this seems daft.
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