Architect’s sketch of new education centre in Windmill Gardens
The long awaited building of the new education centre for Brixton Windmill will start later this month. The new centre will be used to run workshops for schools and other groups as well as supporting the regular programme of Windmill open days and other events, and is being paid for by Lambeth Council with a crowdfunder campaign by the Friends of Windmill Gardens raising the funds to fit out the centre.
The building contractors are writing to local residents to introduce themselves and provide information about the construction process, which will involve some disruption. The project will commence with the site being set-up on Monday 19th November 2018, followed by the ground-works for the building, with the new timber frame and walling then to be completed.
The works themselves will be carried out Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm for a minimum 20 week period, subject to extension due to constraints posed by weather conditions, and with weekend working throughout the project as necessary. Deliveries will generally be scheduled to site after 9am and before 3pm.
Logan Construction have provided contact details for their site managers in case of issues arising:
- Bill Gleed – Logan Construction Site Manager 07710 307568
- Neil Ochiltree – Logan Construction Contracts Manager 07393 461095
Sudbourne Primary School and Lambeth Council, together with their professional design team, are hosting an information evening to discuss the proposed new school expansion on the nearby former Livity School site at Mandrell Road.
This is the next stage of our long-held ambition to double the size of the fantastic and popular Sudbourne Primary School.
Feel free to drop in at any time between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday 18th July at the school hall of Sudbourne Primary, on Hayter Road.
Feel free to drop in to provide your comments and feedback. If you are unable to attend and wish to comment within 21 days, or for further information, please contact Luke Riggall (Architects) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brixton Hill Labour councillors are introducing a second surgery each month to make arrangements more flexible for Brixton Hill residents and business owners to raise issues with us.
The new surgery takes place on the third Thursday of each month except August, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Blenheim Gardens Community Hub, 23 Prague Place, Blenheim Gardens Estate. The first surgery will be 6.30pm on 21 June.
This is in addition to the current surgery on the first Saturday of each month (except August), 10am – 11am at the Roupell Park Community Centre by Hyperion House, Upper Tulse Hill.
CEF Lyncx (CEFL) is an educational organisation providing learning opportunities to help young people achieve their potential. The project originated on the Blenheim Gardens Estate and is now operating in three other tenant managed estates across Lambeth.
This week Cllr Martin Tiedemann and Cllr Adrian Garden joined CEFL learners and their families and the hardworking team behind the project at the annual awards ceremony and were pleased to award every learner with a certificate of achievement.
Earlier this year, Blenheim Gardens RMO and CEF Lyncx were winners of the Lambeth Community Initiative Award 2014. The project was selected by attendees at the Lambeth Council residents conference on Saturday 25th from a number of other community projects. Continue reading
The Residents Management Organisation covering the Blenheim Gardens Estate holds its Annual General Meeting this week on 28 October 2014 at 7pm.
The meeting will take place at the meeting room on Prague Place. Blenheim Gardens residents welcome – papers should be available here shortly before the meeting.
The April newsletter from the Resident’s Management Organisation of the Blenheim Gardens estate is out.
Today (14th April) is the close of resident consultation on a Right to Transfer notice, which if sought would lead to a vote of residents as to whether to take their homes out of council ownership and transfer to another provider or become an independent housing scheme.
As part of our commitment to co-operative structures, Brixton Hill councillors have supported the work of the democratically elected RMO Board to find new ways to involve residents in running their estate, including stock transfer. We will respect the result of the consultation and any future vote but know that some residents have concerns about what stock transfer will mean to them. Please get in touch if you’d like us to take up any issues.
A planning application has been lodged with the Council for a new building on the empty site on Blenheim Gardens opposite the Windmill pub.
A 5-storey building is proposed, to create 13 studios/offices (Use Class B1, i.e. as offices but not for any industrial processes) and 9 residential units together with cycle parking and refuse and recycling storage areas. As a location of employment opportunity, it would be expected for there to be work units or offices – the developer claims that the residential element is to make the development stack up financially. Full details and documents are here. Continue reading
A planning application has now been received by the Council for the former nursery site on Lyham Road. The proposal is for three three-bedroom and one two-bedroom homes. The houses will be sold commercially but there is an expectation of additional community benefit via Section 106.
These plans were displayed a few weeks ago by the developers at the Methodist Church on Lyham Road.
The plans can be viewed, commented upon or objected to on the Council’s Planning website.
A developer is proposing to redevelop the site at 131 Lyham Road at the junction of Lyham Road and Ramilles Close.
Before submitting a planning application to the London Borough of Lambeth, Goldcrest Homes would like members of the local community to be able to view and comment upon the plans.
They are holding a drop-in session where residents will be able to view the proposals in more detail and feedback any comments they may have to the development team.
The drop in session will be held on Wednesday 6th November from 5pm to 8pm at King’s Acre Church, 59 Lyham Road, SW2 5DH.
If you are unable to make it and would like more information, you can contact their consultation team on Freephone 0800 458 6976 or by email to email@example.com