Hague undertook an innovative cross subsidy redevelopment to regenerate a large failing local authority estate within the London Borough of Sutton.
The project involved decanting and demolition of around 300 local authority properties at the Durand Estate and the development of 260 homes for open market sale and 214 new affordable homes. A further 18 of those homes developed for open market sale are to be used in the Private Rented Sector.
Durand’s redevelopment is being delivered across four phases over a period of eight years.
Phase 2, recently completed, the largest of the phases to be constructed so far. This provided a total of 116 flats, a mixture of open market sale and affordable, all constructed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
Work to Phase 3 is now underway and in addition to the new residential units this phase includes a new park, play areas and upgrades to the banks of the river Wandle, which runs parallel to the site.