Is this the end of RBKC’s plans to demolish Silchester Estate?

Silchester East and West Options Appraisal

Following the Silchester Residents’ meeting on Wednesday 9 August I am writing to confirm that the options appraisal has now been ended. All professional advice provided by external consultants, with respect to the appraisal will also be brought to an end.

It was invaluable for me to understand how the catastrophic tragedy of Grenfell Tower has affected the residents of Silchester Estate. It was unfortunate that the meeting had to be cut short, however I look forward to attending more residents’ meetings on the estate and continuing the discussion.

If you have any questions, contact me via or on 020 7745 6685.

Yours sincerely,

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith
Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Grenfell Recovery, Housing and Property


That’s the end of the options appraisal but is that the end of the regeneration/demolition project?
Probably, for the time being. That’s some kind of result.
Though it’s not with a great sense of triumph knowing that it was the Grenfell tragedy that changed everything.
Our thoughts are with the victims of the fire.