In 2013, Social Life was appointed by Lambeth Council to work with the residents of Cressingham Gardens to consider the different options for the future of the estate.
Cressingham Gardens is an estate in Tulse Hill, in the London borough of Lambeth. The low-rise estate was designed by Edward Hollamby and built in the 1970s.
Our starting point for the work was the discussions between residents and the council that began in 2012.
We spoke to over 100 residents over the summer of 2013 and summarised their conversations. This was first presented as an exhibition at the Cressingham Rotunda on October 20th 2013. Download the exhibition boards here.
We printed the exhibition boards as a booklet and a copy was sent to every home on the estate.
We ran a first workshop, which we called a "Taskforce" in November 2013.
From November 2014 to January 2015 we organised a further series of workshops for residents.