Kensal New Town Estate Regeneration

This study has been produced as a collaboration between Haworth Tompkins and Architects
of Invention
. This is an independent study and has not been commissioned by, or is in any way
connected to, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Outlining a high level review of the Kensal New Town Estate, this study acts as a primer
and attempts to map out the potential for this large urban site and examines a number of
urban design and density possibilities. We think there is a real opportunity here for a wider
neighbourhood masterplan that incorporates the Kensal New Town sites with the Trellick
Tower sites to create a co-ordinated and successful piece of City design.

Haworth Tompkins is an architectural practice producing a wide range of bespoke buildings for
specialist clients in the public and private sectors, the manufacturing industry and the arts.
Founded by Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins in 1991 it has a strong reputation for work
in the residential, masterplanning, urban regeneration, cultural, and education sectors. The
team’s work has won more than 150 design awards including the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for
Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre.

We are passionate about housing and believe that well designed homes are critical to the longterm
sustainability of our towns and cities. We seek to create new homes and communities that
integrate with their setting. We are interested in understanding the context and ensuring that
new developments enhance the existing context, whilst creating opportunities and anticipating
future needs. We are currently advisers on many of London’s leading estate regeneration
projects including Robin Hoods Gardens in Tower Hamlets (adjacent to Trellick Towers sister
tower - Balfron Tower), and the Aylesbury and Abbeyfield Estates in Southwark.

Project Details
Concept Proposal
Golborne Road, London
42000 m²
Haworth Tompkins and Architects of Invention