Silwood Estate, Bermondsey

Complete regeneration of the estate stretching across the two London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark.

  • Budget:£110,000,000
  • Procurement:Partnering
  • Client:L&Q, Presentation Housing Association, Tower Homes, LB Lewisham & Southwark
  • Concept Architect:Sprunt, bptw and PRP
  • Working Drawings Architect:Sprunt, bptw and PRP
  • Agent:Baily Garner

The scheme was a seven-phase, nine year programme to demolish 650 units in 26 low to medium rise blocks, and replace them with 900 homes for rent, 75 shared ownership and 350 private sale units, a nursery and a community centre.

Higgins Construction converted existing houses into an internet-linked Cybercentre to provide local residents with training facilities and improve their employment prospects. A dynamic interactive web site was launched at the Cyber centre to encourage people to get more involved with the diverse community schemes.

Higgins Construction also established a bespoke training centre on the estate through their partnership with CSV. By working closely with local organisations, local employment represented 20% of the entire site workforce.

This project received Housing Forum Demonstration Project status.

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