LEADING multi-disciplinary consultancy firm Pulse Consult has been appointed to lead a significant regeneration project of an old estate in the London Borough of Southwark.
The Tustin Estate regeneration, located to the north of Old Kent Road, is part of Southwark Council’s commitment to creating 11,000 new council homes by 2043, and will involve the demolition of the existing estate, which was built in the 1960’s.
Following phased demolition works, which will include residential homes, commercial units and a primary school, the development will be rebuilt to provide 200 replacement council homes, 220 new social rent and key worker homes and a further 220 private sale units (as well as a replacement primary school and commercial units) to further Southwark Council’s pledge to provide new, quality homes in the area.
Paul Adams, director and the London office lead at Pulse, said: “We are very grateful to Southwark Council for entrusting us to help them deliver this fantastic regeneration project that puts residents at the heart of the development. It builds upon Pulse’s experience in large scale residential projects and our proven track record of successful delivery and collaborative working.
“An impetus on social value has been placed throughout the project, ranging from apprenticeships and job creation to technology and training. We’re therefore really pleased to be working with an engaged and positive residents’ group – they have been incredibly involved so far to ensure a fair and inclusive ethos around the project as well as ensuring we meet their needs with the regeneration works.”
Pulse was appointed to the project thanks to the team’s extensive experience in the management and delivery of mixed-use housing regeneration schemes within inner London. Previously, Pulse has worked on many London-based regeneration projects.
Councillor Stephanie Cryan, cabinet member of council homes and homelessness, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the Council to not only replace old stock but also provide additional much needed affordable accommodation. There is a strong community at Tustin and our residential engagement process means we are delivering a regeneration programme the local community want and can be proud off. We are delighted to bring Pulse on board with their experience to deliver on our promises to the estate.”
Pulse has procured the design team for the project, led by dRMM Architects and including Adam Khan Architects, JA Projects, Exterior Architecture, Heyne Tillett Steel, Greengage, Loop Engineering, Entran, and Beyond the Box as well procuring LinkCity as the developer.
Established in 2009, Pulse has offices in Nottingham, London, Leicester, Birmingham, and Bristol, offering a personable and professional service to its clients across a range of sectors including education, the arts, tourism, leisure, and residential.