The Tybalds Estate Regeneration project is this year’s winner in the Masterplans & Mixed-use category, of the NLA awards 2013.
Tibbalds are the lead consultants for the project providing masterplanning and planning services and are leading the team which includes buildings by three architecture practices: Avanti Architects, Duggan Morris Architects and Mæ Architects. The landscape architect is Camlins.
The principal idea behind the regeneration proposals is to reconnect the estate with the surrounding area and to respond more sensitively to the historic context and setting of the estate. This includes new frontage development and a clearer hierarchy of open spaces and streets.
The proposals include:
- providing 93 new homes, these will be in new buildings, and side, rooftop and underbuild extensions to existing blocks.
- significantly improved public realm, landscape and open spaces within and around the estate. This includes reorganised vehicular access with the creation of a new street, and shared surface areas that make a more attractive and useable setting for the existing and new estate buildings.
- improved entrance arrangements, bin storage and other storage for existing blocks on the estate.
- Improvements to the two existing community spaces on the estate.
- Other improvements to existing blocks in terms of new brick overcladding and insulation to replace the grey corrugated metal cladding added 20 or 30 years ago to the ends of a number of blocks and staircases.
- A new boiler system for the whole estate in the form of new combined heat and power plant (CHP) in the basement of one of the new blocks. This new system is designed provide more efficient power and heat to estate residents.