South Lambeth estate is located between Stockwell and Oval tube stations. It was originally built in the 1960s, with the Corbusier-inspired Wimborne House rising over the rest of the estate.
Homes for Lambeth are adding new and better homes to South Lambeth estate, improving Wimborne House and replacing some of the older, less efficient blocks. Architects Pollard Thomas Edwards have worked closely with residents to create a masterplan that will deliver the right homes and encourage a neighbourly estate. It will feel safer and better connected to the surrounding area and have more usable shared outdoor space.
There will be 362 new homes altogether, a mix of apartments, maisonettes and a small number of mews houses, which will be designed to look good and be more efficient to run. This includes 51 brand new replacement homes for secure tenants already living on the estate and 34 new homes for people on the council’s housing list.
The first phase of the plans for South Lambeth estate involves improvements to the ground floor of Wimbourne House including a new community room. There will also be a new block built on Dorset Road, parallel to Wimborne House, with a mix of flats and maisonettes, a shared roof garden and improved outside courtyard area between the two buildings. Work began on site in spring-2019. It will deliver 30 new affordable homes including 18 at council-level rent for existing secure tenants to move into in early 2021.
Phases 2 and 3
Phase 2 will involve replacing the existing low-rise blocks, allowing us to build an additional 332 homes once detailed planning permission has been achieved.