We have been committed to a thorough and inclusive engagement process, ensuring the community has an opportunity to understand and help shape the proposals.

The conversation over the past 18 months has included:

This engagement prompted several changes to the proposals including:

 

  • Revised Ebury Square Garden design to integrate play space more sensitively.
  • Amended phasing so that Walden House residents so that they can move directly into the new social rent homes that would be provide.
  • Design of the social rent homes in line with the needs of existing Walden House residents, in support of Westminster City Council’s offer of a Right to Return for these residents.
  • Changed the mix of new amenities to include a small food store, cinema and community space.
  • Removed of a storey from the tallest building overlooking Ebury Square.
  • Reduced the number of shops on Ebury Street.
  • Improved the design and security of Elizabeth Place Gardens, in collaboration with Coleshill residents, making it a car-free area.
  • Changed the proposed material for the building on Ebury Square / Pimlico Road, changing it for a lighter brick tone.
  • Moved the car drop off for the senior homes from Ebury Street to Cundy Street.
  • Introduced additional trees and greenery along Ebury Street.
  • Introduced loading pads on Orange Square and Ebury Street for existing retailers and the Farmers Market.
  • Evolved the gate design for the Orange Square entrance.

Read more about our approach to supporting existing residents and ensuring they continue to be part of the conversation here.

Engagement Timeline

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Spring 2019

Design team at DSDHA carry out 100 questions research

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April 2019

First public consultation: Introduction to Grosvenor and our early thinking

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June 2019

Second public consultation: Sharing the emerging designs

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September 2019

Right to Return offered to Walden House residents by Westminster City Council

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December 2019

Third public consultation: Sharing the detailed proposals

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March 2020

Option to move once into the new homes confirmed for Walden House residents

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April 2020

Sharing the final proposals. Start of youth survey with the Young Westminster Foundation

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June 2020

Application submitted to WCC and statutory consultation is live

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October 2020

Addendum submitted to WCC and statutory consultation live

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