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.