Category: Great Estates

Hedge Planting

Sophie & Ruth from the Southwark community garden team have arranged for some hedging whips to be delivered to our gardening group to plant a hedge around the new growing area by Royal Road, from 11:00am on Saturday 15th January. Alan Scott from Complete Ecology came along to help plant the new hedge, and brought […]

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High Street Recovery Fund – Decision Outcome

We are pleased to announce that we have secured the full £25,000 grant funding that we applied for. This funding will be used as match funding towards the ideas that we are looking at to redevelop many aspects of Maddock Way, Please see the full details here.

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Maddock Way Regeneration

The TRA has been working with the Great Estates team to develop some ideas to improve Maddock Way. Ideas suggested so far have included the addition of seating & planting, the regeneration of derelict retail units, the installation of some public art pieces, hosting a weekend Farmers Market, replacement of the paving underfoot, improving the […]

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Refurbishment of Maddock Way

For far too long Maddock Way has been the most neglected part of the Brandon. It has continually fallen between two stools, residing on Housing land, yet the units are managed by Southwark Property Services. The ground underfoot is a patchwork of different tarmac repairs, all the drains have been blocked for years, causing severe […]

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Brandon Parklet Ideas

As part of the great estates initiative we are exploring ways that we might improve amenities in the Brandon, and are looking at improvements that we could make on the Maddock Way shopping parade. Ideas include the restoration of some new public art on the wall spaces, some more planting, evaluating the possibility of having […]

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Launch Event – New Growing Space

Following a close collaboration with Ruth, Sophie, & the Great Estates team, we were able to have a launch event for the new growing space on the Brandon, on Friday 20th August. A truly multinational effort, it was conceived by an Irishman, constructed by Peter & Niels (from Hungary & Iceland respectively) and we have […]

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Great Estates Update – July 2021

We received the following update from David Suen I just wanted to keep you updated with where we are on the Great Estate project, here are the highlights: The bin storage units have been procured and I am waiting for it to be signed off. I will then award the contract and I can then […]

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Update – Food Growing Plots

We got the following update from the GE team tasked with delivering the new growing spaces: Dear all, Thanks for your patience while we’ve liaised with contractors about the new food-growing space. We are now in a position to confirm that we can go ahead with the build and the contractor can begin in mid-June. […]

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Great Estates – New Planting outside tower blocks

The Great Estates project to install new planting outside the tower blocks has now been completed, and handed over to our residents to look after. The planting has turned out to be smaller than the visualisations that were shared with us to indicate what the finished scheme would look like (above) so it has been […]

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Proposed New Growing Area & Issues with Wooden Planters

We have been in consultation with the Great Estates team over recent months to come up with a design for some new organic growing plots for residents to use. Last week we were presented with a proposal from Ruth & Sophie for a scheme containing 10 wooden raised be planters, as detailed here. However we […]

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