Since our first partnership with Poplar HARCA in 2011, we have worked with housing associations across London and the South East to deliver property guardianship with purpose through periods of regeneration. During times of change, our property guardians retain a sense of community and contribute to wider placemaking efforts.
Case study: Peabody, Thamesmead
Project type: regeneration
Property type: self-contained flats and townhouses
Client savings: >£1 million
Social impact: 45,944 hours of volunteering, or the equivalent of >£511,000 of social value
Since 2015, we have partnered with Peabody to secure 120 properties, from 1-bed flats to 4-bed townhouses, across the 10-year regeneration of Thamesmead in south east London. We have provided inexpensive housing in the area for almost 300 guardians, who have contributed almost 46,000 hours of volunteering to good causes. More than half of our guardians have volunteered locally, supporting their neighbours through a variety of local community groups, such as a furniture bank, a residents’ group and early literacy tuition.
In 2016, Peabody announced its proposals for a £1bn regeneration programme for Thamesmead, an estate characterised by its distinctly brutalist 1960s architecture. Peabody’s regeneration of Thamesmead is now one of the biggest regeneration projects in the UK.
Thamesmead Regeneration Project Officer, Peabody
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