As a result, replacement homes have been built at the Regents Park Estate for those residents at Silverdale, Eskdale and Ainsdale who have lost their homes as a consequence of HS2.
In March 2016, Lovell was appointed by Camden Council as the preferred contractor for the HS2 replacement homes project which is delivering 116 new homes and community facilities over eight infill sites within the existing estate. The eight sites consist of a selection of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom apartments, with buildings ranging from three storeys to eleven storeys.
As part of the regeneration programme, a replacement community centre has been built in a central location, designed to offer local people a wider range of activities. Public realm improvements include enhanced public open spaces with new communal gardens and play areas, car parking facilities and improved access to local shops.
The project required the demolition of existing buildings which included the Cape of Good Hope in Phase 1 and Dick Collins Hall and The Victory Pub within Phase 2. Careful programming ensured the new community centre was completed as part of Phase 1 so continuous access to this key community facility could be maintained throughout the four-year build.
In 2019, the team won Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards in both gold and silver categories for the achievement Lovell has made towards improving the image of construction and showing thought and care for local neighbourhoods, the public and the workforce.