Aberfeldy Village

EcoWorld London and Poplar HARCA

: Levitt Bernstein, ZCD Architects, LDA Design, Morris + Company

In 2012, EcoWorld London and Poplar HARCA established an ambitious partnership to transform Aberfeldy Village in East London. The scheme posed a real opportunity to transform an area that has long needed regeneration. Together, the two organisations formed the Aberfeldy New Village LLP joint venture and gained planning permission for a residential led mixed-use regeneration of the Aberfeldy Estate.

The first phase is nearing completion and as it progressed, it became evident that there was scope to do even more and regenerate more areas. A new masterplan was submitted in October 2021 that is far more ambitious, derived largely from stakeholder engagement and co-design with the community. The collaborative approach taken highlights not only the partnership’s desire to create real social value but its long-term commitment to creating a sustainable neighbourhood. Overall, this long-term, trusting partnership is an exemplar of what can be achieved in the drive to solve the UK’s housing trust when the public and private sectors bring their skills together.