Ashmole, in the Oval ward of Lambeth, is a mixture of 1930s walk-up blocks, 1970’s tower blocks, maisonettes and houses. The estate was managed by an ALMO until residents voted for it to be transferred to Metropolitan in 2010.
Our £28million regeneration programme goes beyond physical redevelopment: an Ashmole sustainability strategy was also developed to address five key themes: the environment; employment and training; social inclusion and responsibility; sport, health and wellbeing; developing young people.
Benefits to residents
We have provided residents with new kitchens, bathrooms, wiring, windows, doors and roofs: increased security features and new digital TV aerials and satellites: improvements to communal spaces such as walkways, corridors, landscaping, lighting: increased insulation. In addition, a community investment action plan agreed by the local board is delivering a range of community activities and training.
A more sustainable future
The refurbishment programme includes a variety of environmental and energy efficiency improvements, including:
- insulating roofs, walls and walkways
- cladding the two tower blocks and three blocks of maisonettes
- new double glazing and insulated wall panels
- new energy efficient heating and hot water systems, including modern communal boilers
- traffic-calming measures
- landscaped open green spaces
- new bin stores and bike sheds.
Extensive landscaping is also increasing Ashmole’s biodiversity, with a greater variety of plants, attracting native wildlife.