Elephant and Castle

Affordable housing

Social housing

The Heygate rehousing programme will deliver 536 new homes. Over 419 of these will be affordable and former Heygate residents will have priority for occupation.

The programme has involved ten of our sites being developed in partnership with five housing associations L and Q, Wandle, Guinness Trust, Affinity Sutton, Family Mosaic. Nine out of the ten schemes are now completed and the remaining scheme at Stead Street is set to begin construction in early 2014.

The projects have been funded from a combination of:

  • HCA grant funding
  • nil value land cost (which means we've included some of our own land for free)
  • off site affordable housing contributions
  • subsidy from the housing associations
  • the recycling of value generated from private house sales

You can view a map of all of the affordable housing schemes in the Elephant and Castle.

Completed schemes

Wanseyweb
Garland Court, Wansey Street

Garland Court, Wansey Street

Developed by Southern Housing Association and designed by DRMM architects, this 31 homes development delivered 16 private and 15 affordable homes. DRMM were also awarded the 'Public Housing Architect of the Year 2006' by the Building Design journal.

 

 

Studio

One bed

Two bed

Three bed

Four bed

Five bed

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Units

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15

12

4

0

0

31

Private

0

8

6

2

0

0

16

S Rented

0

7

6

2

0

0

1

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Wardroper House, St. George's Road

Wardroper House, St. George's Road

Completed in winter 2010, this was the first of the five London & Quadrant HA schemes to be built. Designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, this development exceeds Southwark Residential Design standards for Lifetime Homes and provides 100% affordable accommodation. Two of the 15 homes let to date are occupied by former Heygate residents. The scheme also provided a new playground in the heart of Gaywood Estate.

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five Bed

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Units

0

0

15

0

0

15

15

S Rented

0

0

15

0

0

15

15

New Kent Road
Arch Street, New Kent Road

Arch Street, New Kent Road

Developed by L&Q, this 52 unit scheme was completed May 2011. All accommodation is affordable of which 18 are social rented. In addition, the scheme has three commercial units on the ground floor activating New Kent Road and has made significant improvements to the pedestrian and cycle routes adjacent to the railway arch that it borders. The architects for this scheme are S333 and the scheme was also shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards (2011) for best completed scheme.

To date, three of the social rented properties are occupied by former Heygate tenants with the four disabled flats yet to be completed and receive nominations.

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five Bed

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Units

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15

27

10

0

0

52

S Rented

0

1

7

10

0

0

18

Intermediate

0

14

20

0

0

0

34

 

Clarson web
Clarson House, Camberwell New Road

Clarson House, Camberwell New Road

This 103 residential unit / commercial development, completed in January 2013, is the largest of our housing schemes. Developed by Wandle Housing Association and designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects, this 100% affordable scheme offers 13 three bed and four four bed family homes available for former Heygate Estate occupants. 

 

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five Bed

Total

Units

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29

57

13

4

0

103

S Rented

0

14

57

13

4

0

88

Intermediate

0

15

0

0

0

0

15

 

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Brandon Street

Brandon Street

Shortlisted for a Housing Design Award (2009), this Metaphorm scheme developed by L&Q Housing Association, was completed in January 2012 and delivered 18 affordable new homes including 4 three bedroom flats and a new public space at the front of the building. 

 

 

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five bed

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Units

0

2

12

4

0

0

18

S Rented

0

2

12

4

0

0

18

 

Townsend
Townsend Street

Townsend Street

Shortlisted for the Housing Design Award (2010) this scheme, designed by local architects Loates Taylor Shannon, was completed in January 2012 and provides 37 affordable homes (100% social rented) of which 13 are three bed properties and three wheelchair units. This scheme also meets all of Southwark's residential design standards as well as the housing corporation's design standards.

 

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five Bed

Total

Units

0

7

17

13

0

0

37

S Rented

0

7

17

13

0

0

37

 

Library
Library Street

Library Street

Developed by L&Q and constructed by Durkan's, this Metaphorm Architect designed scheme has delivered 40 new affordable homes including six four bed homes. The scheme consists of two blocks orientated around a community garden that has been designed in partnership with Bankside Open Spaces Trust. This scheme was completed in January 2012.

 

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five Bed

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Units

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10

18

7

6

0

40

S Rented

0

2

7

7

6

0

22

Intermediate

0

8

11

0

0

0

19

 

Royal
Royal Road

Royal Road

Designed by Panter Hudspith Architects and developed by Affinity Sutton Housing Association, this scheme was nominated for the 'Best Planned Scheme' category for the Housing Design Awards (2011). The scheme delivered 76 social rented units, including 24 three bed homes and six four bed homes, all of which exceeded Southwark's residential design standards for both rooms sizes and amenity spaces.

 

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five Bed

Total

Units

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13

51

26

6

0

96

Private

0

1

17

2

0

0

20

S Rented

0

12

34

24

6

0

76

 

Harper Road
Harper Road

Harper Road

Construction began in early 2011 for a 100% affordable housing, and was completed in July 2013. The scheme delivered 72 new homes, including 17 three bed and five four bed units. Designed by DRMM, who were responsible for the award winning Wansey St scheme, and developed by Family Mosaic Housing Association, the scheme also provides substantial landscaping improvements in order to maximise the benefits for existing local residents. As well as providing eight wheelchair units, this scheme exceeded the Residential Design Standards and achieves Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

 

Studio

One Bed

Two Bed

Three Bed

Four Bed

Five Bed

Total

Units

0

10

40

17

5

0

72

S Rented

0

3

34

8

5

0

50

Intermediate

0

7

6

9

0

0

22

On site schemes

Stead Street

Stead street
Stead Street

Planning consent was granted for the Guinness South Stead Street housing scheme and construction is now underway. The Scheme will deliver 140 new mixed-tenure homes in Southwark, including 84 social rental homes at council target rents, and 56 homes for private sale including a large proportion of family units.

The scheme is situated to the south of the Heygate Estate in Southwark and consists of two sites either side of Stead Street. The northern section has been designed by Haworth Tompkins architects and the southern by Panter Hudspith architects.

The existing English Martyrs Church hall will be demolished and the completed development will include a replacement purpose built multi-function space, with improved facilities for community events. 

Page last updated: 17 October 2018