Trafford Design Code

Portobello Square, London

by PRP Architects for Kensington Housing Trust (part of the Catalyst Housing Group)

PRP was appointed by Catalyst Housing Ltd. for the redevelopment of the estate through a masterplan proposal to include up to 1,000 new homes with affordable dwellings making up over 50% of the total.


The design objectives were to reintegrate the site with its immediate neighbourhood, to re-provide a poorly located public open space as a ‘Green Flag’ park at the heart of the development. The masterplan reinstates a number of the historic road positions in order to repair the urban fabric, reconnecting Portobello Road and Wornington Road to Ladbroke Grove. A new park, in the tradition of a London garden square is located at the heart of the development.


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