Ethelred Supported Housing Community Consultation
We presently have two blocks of supported housing on the Ethelred estate accommodating 85 properties in Malam Court and part of Tomkyns House. A general outline of the blocks is shown in the photograph. Over time as housing needs have changed and the need and provision of support and space standards have changed these have increasingly become more of a challenge to live in, to re-let and maintain for our residents.
So we are looking at what the long term options of these blocks might be and the potential for redevelopment of the site to provide new and better homes for the existing residents and also increase the provision of housing so more people can access a home. Through this approach we would look for works to be self-funded through a mix of different rent and ownership tenures.
But this is all very early days, no decisions have been made and we need the residents to give us their input. Through the Ethelred Tenant Management group members we have established a steering group with whom we have been consulting with so far and have now appointed an Architectural practice to lead on community consultation and develop three potential draft options that will help inform further discussion and consideration about what’s desirable and achievable. This is being funded by support from ‘Community led housing. London’, specialists in helping organisations engage with communities through funding support from the Mayor of London. More info on them can be found here www.communityledhousing.london
We have now held two community consultation events where invitations were sent out to all WATMOS residents across the Ethelred estate. The first event in November shaped the feedback and progression made for the latest event held on the 12th March.
The display boards Ethelred Consultation Boards [pdf] 6MB are in place at both Malam and Tomkyns House, and the WATMOS Lambeth Walk office.
Please note that no decisions on progression of any scheme has been made and this will be defined by the feedback and future financial and planning assessments, the ultimate decision on any scheme would then be made by our Group Board of Management. This may take up to 12 months.