Knight's Walk Newsletter 12

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 12 for Knight's Walk and it can be read here.

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 12 for Knight's Walk and it can be read here.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

WHAT’S HAPPENING ON KNIGHT’S WALK:

In order to provide more and better homes in the area, Lambeth are planning to redevelop part of Knight’s Walk. Because we want to produce a design which you, the residents, are happy with, we will be doing all we can to ensure that you are: INFORMED about what is happening, INVOLVED in the process, so that you can; INFLUENCE what happens next.

COMING UP IN MAY 2017

 

PRE- REP SESSION

The Design Team will be at this session to show residents updated design information, in particular about the communal space for the new north block homes, interior flat layouts and what design topics will be developed in the next stages.

KWGRA/REP MEETING

This meeting will include updates from Lambeth and the Development Management Team including an update about the developing designs and the timeline for topics of conversation. These will have been shared at the Pre-REP design session.

WEEKLY COFFEE AND CAKE SESSIONS

Coffee and Cake sessions will continue every Thursday afternoon, but join us on the 25th May for a special session where we will run a letterpress printing workshop, reflecting on resident’s personal archive stories. Pop by for a cuppa and find out more about the design work.

INFORMAL PUBLIC DROP-IN UPDATE

Last week we had a busy evening at No.15 with 26 residents and stakeholders dropping by to see some of the design updates and discuss the next steps of the design process.

Although there have not been many major design changes over the past month as the council has been reviewing the designs, we wanted to give stakeholders the opportunity to fi nd out about discussions and decisions that have been made since they last saw them and to present a timeline of the upcoming topics. The key decisions timeline prompted some useful conversations with attendees being particularly interested in more detailed information on building materials, planting and the tenure mix.

If you were unable to attend the informal drop-in all of the information, including the timeline and updated home-size comparisons, can be seen at No.15. The team will be around on Thursday afternoons between 3-5pm and at the the next Pre-REP session at 4pm on 4th April to talk through the information in more detail.

PARKING

Overall, people thought that the inclusion of a green communal space for the residents of the North Block was a positive improvement to the area infront of the block, although some people still had concerns about the impact new homes will have on current parking conditions. Some residents raised queries about the road coming into Knight’s Walk and how this would be made safe for pedestrians, this will be explored in more detail as part of the landscaping strategy in Stage 3.

EXTENDING THE LANDSCAPE BOUNDARY

Everybody thought it was a good idea to extend the landscape boundary towards Kempsford road and in particular people were supportive of ‘tidying up’ the paving and keeping the established trees. Some attendees asked about safety and street lighting along Knight’s Walk and were looking forward to hear more about this at the next public event along with updated designs and more landscaping detail. 

FACADE AND FORM

The Architects have been exploring a ‘Fabric First’ approach for the new buildings on Knight’s Walk with the aim to minimise excessive heat loss and gain by optimising the design and materials of the building. Considering this approach, the changes to the form of the facade of the building are quite minimal, and hard to identify. However, stakeholders were interested to know how this approach is improving the efficiency of new homes.

DAYLIGHT AND SUNLIGHT

Sunlight diagrams were shared for March 21st and December 21st comparing the existing and proposed buildings at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Mainly attendees who live immediately North of Knight’s Walk were interested in this information and whilst there were requests for diagrams to be produced at additional times of the day. Most people were reassured that their homes will not be negatively impacted.

PLANTERS

We presented the proposed locations for the four planters on Knight’s Walk along with two visuals to give an idea of how they might look. The idea of these planters was well received for three reasons; their capacity to reduce motorcycle use, their capacity to add a splash of colour to the space and their capacity to provide homes for some of the existing planting that will be disrupted by the building works.

TIMETABLE MAY - JUNE

YOUR INDEPENDENT ADVISORS

The Council wants to ensure that residents have access to independent support and advice throughout the regeneration process.

Please get in touch to find out more:

Telephone: 0207 407 7452 | 0800 317 066 | Email: info@ppcr.org.uk

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