Text description provided by the architects. Ely Court is a 44-dwelling mixed-tenure regeneration scheme in London’s South Kilburn Estate. The scheme demonstrates the ability of a Local Authority to lead the process of enlightened city building, by commissioning and delivering housing of the highest calibre to integrate previously segregated communities.
Ely Court forms part of Phase 1b of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan, a result of Brent’s rolling programme of invited design competitions for each phase. The scheme is the product of a collaboration for two sites within Phase 1b. ABA was invited by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands to design 44 dwellings on the Ely Court site, while LDS designed 144 units on the Cambridge and Wells site to the northeast.