Due to a fire in Walworth Town Hall on Monday 25 March, the Walworth One Stop Shop, Cuming Museum and Newington Library are closed. Alternative locations are now available for many affected services.
The Heygate Estate was built in the 1970s and was home to more than 3000 people. Due to a range of physical design challenge, such as poor security, low energy efficiency and environmental issues, we agreed to rehouse residents and demolish the estate completely to make way for a regeneration of the area.
The rehousing of residents began in 2008. The estate is now nearly empty, with residents rehoused around the borough in new homes of their choice. There are a small number of residents who still live on the estate and they are in discussions with us to assist them with their move.
Following the successful rehousing programme of Heygate residents across the majority of the estate the priority for Southwark is to firstly secure the vacant blocks and then to proceed with demolition.
This process will take place over three sites, and be completed in two phases: