Central Hill Community

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Could you live on this estate?

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Trapped in a concrete jungle?

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Surrounded by monotonous grey facades?

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Isolated by poorly-lit walkways?

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In homes with no individuality?

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Lacking in care and love?

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With badly-maintained gardens?

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A lack of communal spaces?

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And no sports facilities for the young?

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Caught in a poverty trap?

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With gangs of kids roaming the streets?

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No pride in the community?

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No lasting attachment to place?

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Home to troubled families?

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Imprisoned in bleak high-rise blocks?

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Trapped in an urban wasteland?

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A breeding ground for anti-social behaviour?

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A haven for crime and drug dealing?

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Broken homes that should be demolished?

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A sink estate in need of regeneration?

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Don’t believe Lambeth Labour Council’s lies . . .

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‘Hands off our estate!’

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Save Central Hill Community!

Architects for Social Housing

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5 thoughts on “Central Hill Community

  1. Your estate is perfect. A flagship estate! This cannot be allowed to happen.
    Do you have a ‘Change’ petition? Can sign and share widely :^D

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  2. Wonderful photographs showing how it really is. Thank you ASH for blowing away the cheap and lazy outdated clichés being pedalled by Lambeth and PRP for Profit Rather than Principles. Any architectural practice with an appreciation of the architectural and historical significance of this estate and the plight of its residents would walk away from a commission that involved wholesale demolition and displacement of the vulnerable for zero social gain if it had a social conscience. We all know that estates work best with a mixed tenure as at Central Hill. Should Lambeth get their way all the leaseholders and tenants attempting to pay rapidly increasing ‘market’ rents and service charges will have been run off the estate and the only people there will be those on £70k pa plus that can afford a flat being marketed for £500K and those being fully supported – with no doubt some sort of segregation – polarising our communities and creating the social divides that will ultimately cost Lambeth far more than the price of refurbishment.

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