The Bourne Estate, Camden

An ambitious estate regeneration which does a lot right

The Bourne Estate
The Bourne Estate Credit: Benedict Luxmoore

Matthew Lloyd Architects for London Borough of Camden
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 7,338 m²

The project is an ambitious estate regeneration which does a lot right. The strategy involved the introduction of two new blocks in a form and scale that was in keeping with the original grade II listed estate layout, relocation of outdoor games area and inclusion of a resident association hall at the ground floor of one of the new blocks.

  • The Bourne Estate
    The Bourne Estate Credit: Benedict Luxmoore
  • The Bourne Estate
    The Bourne Estate Credit: Benedict Luxmoore
  • The Bourne Estate
    The Bourne Estate Credit: Benedict Luxmoore
  • The Bourne Estate
    The Bourne Estate Credit: Benedict Luxmoore
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Happily, the new blocks seem to complete the original 1905 layout. The quality of materials and the finish on the new blocks is high with large areas of glazed tiled facades linking to the age and character of the existing estate buildings. Tall, impressive arched entrances through the block are a reworking of the extant entrances nearby. The internal communal areas are carefully finished, with sculptural benches and double height areas. The private sale and social housing flats are spacious and bright with dual aspects and pale timber flooring.

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