Trust for London: ASH application for funding, June 2019

1. About Your Organisation Architects for Social Housing (ASH), Community Interest Company, no. 10383452, founded in 2015. 2. Main Aims and Activities a) Summarise the work of your organisation in no more than 50 words. ASH was founded in 2015 to offer an architectural response to London’s housing crisis. We produce both design and policy alternatives … Continue reading Trust for London: ASH application for funding, June 2019

Cressingham Gardens Demolition Decision: Protest

On 13 July 300 people attended a protest at Lambeth Town Hall to protest against Lambeth Council's decision to proceed with the full demolition of the estate. This decision was made public, on Twitter, by Councillor Mathew Bennet, both before residents were informed and days before it was due to be put to a vote … Continue reading Cressingham Gardens Demolition Decision: Protest

Viability Assessments and Section 106

The problems with section 106 agreements are primarily that they are negotiable and transferable. The fact that developers are able to negotiate their way out of what is agreed at planning (Section 106 agreement)  through ‘viability assessments’ - often claiming the agreed provision of affordable housing is no longer viable - effectively holds projects and … Continue reading Viability Assessments and Section 106

Science Without Borders Students workshop at Central Hill

SWB is an international programme which has students visiting De Montfort University. DMU students have been based at Cressingham gardens from Jan to May 2015 (see other post) and this summer SWB students have been based at Central Hill. The students are working with residents to come up with ideas for improvements and refurbishments of the estate. … Continue reading Science Without Borders Students workshop at Central Hill

ARCHITECTURAL WORKSHOPS (Cressingham Gardens)

Workshop 1 – Green spaces Drawings and documentation to follow. Workshop 2 – Voids #1 In terms of documentation of this workshop, we would take photographs of the specific aspects people comment on, and sketch over the drawings of the existing plans sections and elevations and perspectives of the homes at Cressingham. I would be keen … Continue reading ARCHITECTURAL WORKSHOPS (Cressingham Gardens)

Architectural Workshops on Cressingham Gardens Estate

‘THE VOIDS’ –Gathering Information Existing site What are the issues along Crosby walk? People passing by to walk to the park - is that a good or bad thing? South facing at the front – back gardens underused? Subsidence/ structural damage Access for construction Disabled access OTHER… What would you like to see happen here? … Continue reading Architectural Workshops on Cressingham Gardens Estate