Today Lambeth council will publish ambitious plans to set up Homes for Lambeth – a company that would be 100% owned and run by the council – allowing us to tackle the housing crisis head on by building more of the homes that our residents so desperately need.Read more
Over the past 9 months, feasibility work has been undertaken by the Council, supported by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE), to consider regeneration options for South Lambeth Estate. Over that time period, the Council has been in contact with 164 households on the estate and we would like to say thank you to all those residents who have contributed to this process.Read more
Last Saturday we organised a study trip that took residents of Westbury Estate to visit four different estates across London that have undergone regeneration.Read more
Yesterday we held an exhibition and public meeting at the Cinema Museum next to Knight's Walk to discuss how plans are progressing for potential new homes at Knight's Walk. We repeated the exhibition in the residents' room on Cotton Garden.
We showed the scenarios currently being considered, and those which will not progressed and why. We also listened to a new option that the Knight's Walk Group Residents Association has asked to be considered, produced by their advisers, Architects for Social Housing, ASH.Read more
As you will know the Council has been consulting with residents about plans to build new Council homes and a community centre on the three pieces of land next to the railway. The final plans were shown in the spring and a planning application will be made shortly. The new homes will be available to Fenwick tenants in the first instance.Read more
We have written up a summary of the fourth workshop held on the 17th September and the first exhibition held on the 19th September, both of which were held by Metropolitan Workshops and make:good.Read more
Work has started to provide nine new homes at social rent through the restoration of two Victorian terraced houses and building three brand new PassivHaus homes. The £1.9m scheme at Akerman Road, Lambeth will be the first new build council housing delivered directly by Lambeth council for ten years.Read more
St Oswald’s Place is set to deliver eight family-sized homes at council rent and an exceptional new facility for the local community, through a partnership between the developer St James, Lambeth Council and Vauxhall City Farm.Read more
Last week Thursday was the fourth Westbury Estate Regeneration workshop where we were joined by Westbury Estate’sIndependent Design Advisor, Kay Hughes and her colleague Lisa Woo, a Commission for the Built Environment (CABE) Advisor who will also be attending the sessions and working alongside Kay. The format of the workshop was slightly different to the last ones following some residents’ requests that they wanted to see some design proposals so they could work with the Kay to start exploring the design ideas.
On Saturday we held the first exhibition sharing initial ideas and a draft of a Residents' Brief and invited people to give feedback. The Brief was developed from ideas noted in the workshops but we want to know what people think so please give us your feedback.Read more