Myatts Field North redevelopment
The major regeneration of Myatts Field North is a result of the close working partnership between Lambeth Council, local residents and Regenter. This will be a large scale redevelopment and there will be new arrangements for management and maintenance of the development. The agreement was signed in May 2012 with work starting immediately to remodel the estate to make it a more open, welcoming, and greener environment.
The 25-year Lambeth Myatts Field North Housing PFI project will be built by the Regenter Myatts Field North consortium, comprising Regenter, Higgins Construction, Rydon Maintenance, Pinnacle PSG and E.ON.
What you can expect
Regenter Myatts Field North will:
- build 305 new homes to replace properties that are currently in a very bad condition
- modernise and refurbish 172 existing homes
- provide 146 new affordable homes
- build 357 new homes for sale, 10% of which are full wheelchair access
- create new streets, green spaces and play areas
- provide a new landscaped park with a games area
- build a new community centre
- build a new energy plant to provide more reliable and efficient heating and hot water and substantially reduce the carbon footprint of the homes
- refurbish commercial units and create a new local store
- manage and maintain all the council houses and open spaces for 25 years.
Regenter will complete all construction work within five years of the contract start.
Benefits for residents
A safer, nicer and sustainable environment
Myatts Field North will once again be part of the local street network. Residents will feel safer when walking around and through the area. New or refurbished buildings will replace the existing poorer quality homes.
Sustainability is at the heart of the redevelopment proposals with a reduction in 80 per cent of carbon emissions. A combined heat and power plant installed on the estate will provide heating and hot water to the entire development. The master plan returns to the estate a traditional street pattern, which opens the area to surrounding neighbourhoods.
Training and employment opportunities
Regenter Myatts Field North aims to fill 50 per cent of jobs on the project with local residents. They will be looking for people to work in construction, housing management, repairs, cleaning and grounds maintenance. The opportunities include 12 management traineeships, 18 apprenticeships and 16 mentoring placements with one of the consortium partners.
There will be a Residents Board which will monitor the performance of the PFI contract and develop services.
There will be a new community organisation led by residents for the benefit of residents. The community organisation will continue to run the Bramah Green community centre and develop services for local people.
For more information on the Regenter Myatts Field North Consortium, go to their website.