The Clapham Park estate covers a 36 hectare area in the London Borough of Lambeth, situated between Brixton, Streatham, Balham and Clapham. It comprises a mix of interwar and post war council housing.
Metropolitan’s involvement in Clapham Park began back in 2005 when council residents voted in favour of a stock transfer and Clapham Park Homes (now Metropolitan Clapham Park) was formed to take over ownership and management of homes on the estate.
When we took over in 2006:
- 1,967 homes were transferred from Lambeth Council
- 1,442 were tenanted and 525 were owned by leaseholders
A masterplan was created in consultation with the local community, including residents and stakeholders, with a vision to provide Clapham Park residents with good quality, well managed and maintained homes at affordable rents, in an area revitalised with a network of new parks and open spaces, cleaner and safer streets, better transport, good schools, and a range of community facilities. Outline planning consent for the overall development was obtained in June 2008. Individual buildings and areas are subject to ‘reserved matters’ planning applications.
By the time the masterplan is completed in 2025 there will be well in excess of 3,200 homes on the estate, made up of a combination of refurbished and new build homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale.
We are also developing a range of community facilities, including:
- primary school
- community centre
- two hectare park