Peterhead Court formed part of the second phase of regeneration of the Golf Links Estate in Southall. Baily Garner successfully won the second phase Employer’s Agent role after the completion of the Phase 1 Development.
The existing site contained a 1960s medium rise block of flats along with a Community Centre, nursery and estate management office. The site was also bounded by existing highway to three sides along with three substantial Thames water high pressure mains. Furthermore a church located on the site posed constraints which required negotiation during both planning and construction phases of the development.
Baily Garner were appointed in 2015 to assist LB Ealing in the planning application for the site along with PCKO Architects and subsequently the procurement of a suitable contractor.
Key constraints included the need for re-provision of the community and nursery facilities along with play space and the significant risks associated with building in close proximity to the Thames Water Infrastructure.
The final development provided much needed new homes, enabling decant of older blocks to allow for future development. The scheme provided 68 flats and houses, including 40 for social rent and 28 shared ownership and outright sale units. 6 affordable units have been built to Part M4(3) in terms of wheelchair requirements.
Managing the planning and consultation process was challenging, negotiations settled on a re-planning solution maintaining the existing location of the church and re-provision of the community building and nursery. To avoid a protracted programme, the new community building and nursery were provided prior to demolition of the old, by procuring a temporary pre-fabricated building, saving over £500k of potential costs and bringing the programme forward by 6 months. The temporary building was later retained as a new estate office.
Through close working relationships between all parties/stakeholders and early mitigation of risks on site, the scheme completed in December 2018 with all shared ownership and sale units sold and full decant of another block being achieved.