RHP's landmark regeneration scheme

Published: 28/05/2024

South-West London housing provider RHP Group, has started the transformation of its Ham Close estate in the borough of Richmond.

The landmark regeneration scheme gained planning approval in 2023, after several years of work between RHP, Richmond Council, and housebuilder The Hill Group. This included extensive consultation with customers and the wider community, with the design of the new scheme incorporating their feedback.

The redevelopment will replace several blocks of flats built in the 1960s with 452 new affordable and private sale homes which will be both high-quality and sustainable.

As well as increasing the number of homes currently on Ham Close, the regeneration will also deliver two new community facilities and a range of public green spaces.

Sarah Thomas, RHP’s Chief Executive says: “After many years of work to get to this point, we’re excited to start the transformation of Ham Close. With the local community at the heart of this project throughout, the focus has been on creating a sustainable new development that meets current and future local housing needs. We’re confident that the regeneration will create a better place to live for residents, as well as having a positive impact on the wider community.”

Councillor Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council says: “The start of the Ham Close regeneration marks a significant milestone for our borough. This project will provide genuinely affordable, high-quality homes with the facilities and green spaces that meet the diverse needs of our residents. By working closely with RHP and The Hill Group, we are ensuring that this development not only improves our local housing stock but supports residents at various stages of their lives – fostering a thriving and inclusive community.”

Cain Peters, The Hill Group’s Regional Director says: “We are thrilled to be on site and embarking on the creation of these much-needed sustainable homes for the local community. This project brings more than just high-quality homes to the borough, we are also going to be providing community facilities, extensive green open space and training and employment opportunities. We encourage local residents interested in a career in construction to reach out to us.”

The regeneration also brings with it a £2m social value fund to invest within the community, as well as opportunities for apprenticeships and construction jobs for local people, and a significant biodiversity gain for the site.

The programme closely aligns with RHP’s purpose of providing safe, secure homes – opening the door to life opportunities.

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