Popley Islands was one of the London overspill neighbourhoods created in the 1960s, largely made up of semis and terraces in quiet cul-de-sacs. At the edge of the estate, stood six blocks containing 120 three bedroom maisonettes that were hard to let and difficult to manage.
They weren't ideal for families - five floors with no lifts and deck access, surrounded by bland grassed areas that were underused. The homes also needed major investment to bring them up to standard.
We worked in partnership with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council on the development. It introduced 242 new homes to the area and community facilities, costing £35 million. We created an open space in the centre of the new community, providing a new play area and sports pitch.
The accommodation provides a high proportion of family housing with private garden space and a mix of tenures to create a much more sustainable community.
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
social rent homes
intermediate market rent homes
shared ownership homes