We’re spending over £100m transforming our Loughborough Park Estate in Brixton, London, providing 487 new homes for social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership.
The original estate at Loughborough Park was built in 1938. Outdated internal configurations meant that the majority of its 398 flats could not easily be improved to meet the Government’s Decent Homes Standard. The new homes provide customers with more space, modern kitchens and bathrooms, and improved communal areas.
The new estate provides great open spaces, visible from customers’ balconies, creating a strong community environment. The mosaic on the wall of the playground celebrates the long history of the estate.
The estate is now much more energy efficient – the new energy centre provides a gas-fuelled Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine serving the entire estate, and photovoltaics are fitted on the roofs.
The community centre will be rebuilt and its locally iconic modernist clock will be retained, reminding customers of Guinness’s long association with housing in Brixton.
The building work was phased to reduce the impact on customers. We have kept customers up-to-date throughout using face-to-face meetings, drop-in sessions, letters and newsletters.
The final phase of work is due for completion in 2018.