The Tybalds Estate sits between Theobald’s Road and Great Ormond Street Hospital, close to Queens Square. It comprises 360 homes in nine residential blocks built in the 1950’s and 1960’s across a 2.3 ha (5.7 acre) site, owned and managed by Camden Council.
The proposals submitted include:
- Providing 93 new homes in new buildings, and side, rooftop and underbuild extensions to existing blocks. 68 will be affordable homes.
- Significantly improving the public realm, landscape and open spaces within and around the estate, including new courtyards and new granite paved urban square. The amount of useable open space will be increased by around 12 per cent.
- Improvements to the two existing community spaces on the estate. Overall there will be a 21% increase in community floorspace.
- Creating a new street and shared surfaces areas, as well as reorganising vehicular access.
- A new combined heat and power (CHP) system for estate.
- Improvements to existing residential blocks, with 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 contribution to the Council’s Community Investment Strategy (CIP) that will be used to improve a range of housing, community facilities and schools within the borough.