Masterplan illustration

Regeneration Principles & Vision

The Alton will deliver well-designed homes for existing and new residents, two new community centres with fantastic facilities, public realm improvements and a better connected estate with improved links and pedestrian and cycle routes. Overall, the regeneration will make the Alton a place where people of all ages want to live, work and spend time.

History of the area

History of the area

The Alton Estate was an area of great history even before the construction of the estate, evolving over many years. The large residential blocks of the estate were built in two phases during the 1950s by the London County Council. They were situated within an existing 18th-century parkland landscape containing a number of grand historic buildings. These are equally important in creating the unique area we know today.

Aerial view of the Estate

The Need for Change

When built, the Alton Estate was internationally recognised as one of the best examples of modernist housing anywhere in the world. The day-to-day needs of residents have changed since the 1950s and a number of placemaking and streetscape lessons have been learnt since the Alton Estate was created.

working with the community

Working with the community

An inclusive and ambitious engagement strategy is embedded at the heart of the regeneration, to increase opportunities for enjoyment, improve quality of life and enhance wellbeing for everyone. The engagement action plan is constantly evolving as ideas and activities are developed with the local community.