Living on the Aylesbury Estate

In 2014 to 2015 Social Life carried out research to explore the experience of residents of the Aylesbury Estate before Notting Hill Housing’s programme of demolition and rebuilding started.

This research is a snapshot of the estate, and its residents, at a particular time, when initial demolition and rebuilding of Aylesbury’s concrete blocks had started, L&Q’s new schemes in the southwest corner of the estate had been completed, and construction was under way on the northern L&Q site. Notting Hill Housing’s first development site - covering the Bradenham, Chartridge, Arklow and Chiltern blocks - had been almost fully vacated to prepare for demolition.

This report sets out the findings of this research. The results will be used to inform the regeneration programme and will set the benchmark against which future progress will be measured.

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