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 will reduce the average water consumption of homes – providing an environmental benefit whilst reducing water bills
  • Homes are designed to keep warmer for longer (without paying for more heat), and also minimise the risk from summer overheating and moisture that leads to condensation and mould growth
  • The use of carbon in the fabric of the buildings has been minimised, which will reduce end-of-life waste and lower maintenance costs for residents

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 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 in and enjoy
  • Improvements and easier access to Downshire Field
  • Environmental improvements to attract wildlife
  • Wider range of inclusive play spaces

ONGOING PROGRAMMES OF ART AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

  • A programme of inspiring and engaging activities, involving existing cultural groups and creative individuals
  • Support for community-led initiatives and activities
  • Helping to develop existing local skills, interests and talents
  • We encourage the involvement of those who are traditionally less likely to interact, or who may face obstacles
  • Activities also focus on environmental themes including recycling and the outdoors

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