Key benefits of the masterplan

 

 

Willmore Courtyard

ACCOMMODATION FOR MODERN LIVING

  • A variety of home sizes to meet the needs of different households
  • Designed to be accessible and adaptable to meet the longer term needs of disabled and older residents
  • Access to private outdoor spaces
  • Homes available for people to rent, share ownership, or buy
  • Residents' choices over flooring and wall colours

IMPROVED COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS FACILITIES

  • New, purpose-built, inclusive community facilities to accommodate a wide variety of groups, organisations and events
  • New, additional retail spaces
  • Modern, purpose-built GP facilities
  • An accessible hub for new businesses in the heart of the estate
  • A centrally located housing office
  • Modern, purpose-built early years facilities

Roehampton Library

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BOOSTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND CREATING JOBS AND SKILLS

  • Employment opportunities with jobs ring fenced for residents
  • Opportunities to train up to become a qualified tradesperson in a variety of roles through apprenticeships
  • Work experience for local students and residents interested in the industry
  • Employment events and open days such as job fairs, career days and construction taster days
  • Ensuring local businesses are given the opportunity to tender for subcontract packages on the development
  • Attracting more businesses and investment to the area
  • Increased activity, boosting vibrancy

MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

  • A carbon efficient energy system based on air source heat pumps which is better for the environment and keeps heating costs as low as possible
  • New buildings will be much more energy-efficient than those they replace – It is expected that an average home’s energy costs will reduce by almost 50%
  • Solar (PV) panels will be provided across all blocks to generate additional renewable energy that will feed into electrical systems on-site
  • These measures will reduce carbon emissions by approximately 65% over the current homes on the Alton Estate
  • Low flow taps and showers and efficient washing machines will reduce the average water consumption of homes – providing an environmental benefit whilst reducing water bills
  • The new homes will be designed to provide a more comfortable internal environment that will enable people to keep their homes warmer for longer without paying for more heat, and also minimise the risk from summer overheating
  • The use of carbon in the fabric of the buildings themselves has also been minimised, to benefit residents by reducing maintenance and replacement costs and also to provide sustainability benefits by reducing end-of-life waste

Solar Panel

Views from Roehampton Lane showing St Joseph's Churchyard, Roehampton Library and other parts of the development

A FOCAL POINT FOR ROEHAMPTON

  • A new central Village Square to create a focal point for Roehampton and bring communities together
  • Improving connectivity with Roehampton Village
  • New facilities and activities to attract people into the estate

HIGH QUALITY BUILDINGS

  • Homes to meet the latest design and quality standards
  • Buildings will be easier and cheaper to maintain
  • Secured by Design principles have been used to reduce opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour

Roehampton Lane

Harbridge Walk

IMPROVED CONNECTIONS

  • Improved, safer and more accessible routes through the estate for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Buildings and facilities across the estate will be more inclusive, accessible and easier to navigate
  • Easier connections with Roehampton Village and the surrounding area

MORE ATTRACTIVE PUBLIC SPACES

  • Safer, greener streets
  • Public spaces will be more inclusive and easier to access and navigate – fewer steps and easier level changes
  • New tree planting (net increase of 573 trees)
  • New and enhanced landscaping across the estate
  • New homes will also be provided for local wildlife – including bird and bat boxes

Harbridge Avenue

Downshire Field

GREATER VARIETY OF OPEN SPACES

  • Combination of private, shared and public open spaces so that people living, working and visiting the estate have places they can spend time and enjoy
  • Improvements and easier access to Downshire Field
  • Environmental improvements to attract wildlife
  • Wider range of inclusive play spaces