A new neighbourhood hub for the Elephant

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A new neighbourhood hub for the Elephant

A new neighbourhood hub for the Elephant

Lamlash Garden By Lamlash Garden

Right next to the major Elephant Regeneration area, we offer a friendlier, quieter neighbourhood vibe, with gorgeous gardens, a community centre and artist spaces: a true local treasure, for everyone.

Southwark Fundraising stage

96
backers
£19,947
pledged of £42,102
34
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £42,102 by 25 Sep 2017

In 2013 we reclaimed a derelict street to create Lamlash Garden, which is now at the heart of a growing network of Southwark's green walking and cycling routes. Our borough’s population is projected to increase by almost 34,000 by 2026, and we want to balance the major developments at Elephant and Castle with community spaces where people can breathe fresh air, socialise, and access jobs, skills and volunteering opportunities. We want to adapt two local sites, including a large yard (formerly known as Castle Place) and Fives Court, currently used for parking, storage – and fly-tipping! – to create an amazing new neighbourhood hub, linking inspirational green spaces with a community centre and work studios. Everyone will have the chance to contribute and benefit from our off-pitch new mix, in a dynamic revival of the Elephant’s heritage. We will champion health and well-being, learning and skills, and recreation and sociability, for the benefit of all who live, work and visit here.

What we'll deliver:

  • Commission a feasibility study to tell us how our neighbourhood hub will be built, including planning and build costs.
  • Engage our local community via a series of pop-up public events.
  • Create a document and film which places our neighbourhood history in context and builds excitement for its future.
  • Ensure the plans reflect the needs and wishes of our local community.
  • Continue to champion our project and make it happen!

Why it's a great idea:

The Castle Place Project focuses on a little network of streets beside the formerly notorious Elephant and Castle shopping centre, and we see our idea as a friendly, community-scaled response to the massive development happening in the area. We believe that it’s impossible to create a strong community without a community space, and that safe green places, where people can breathe in the heart of the city, are increasingly vital. Linking these to a social space where people can socialise, work, volunteer and learn new skills will bring major health, environmental, cultural and business benefits to our area. The level of support and encouragement from residents, stakeholders and our local councillors has been amazing. This feasibility study is the next vital stage to ensure we keep up the momentum and the project happens. Join us to help create a dynamic, accessible, locally led neighbourhood hub, for the benefit of all who live, work and visit here – now and in the future!

Steps to get it done:

  • Engage the local community in consultation: door knocking, surveys, meetings, pop-up events and an online campaign
  • Develop and create a website for the project that will provide online presence for the feasibility study
  • Develop design proposals for the spaces and test ideas with the local community
  • Investigate site constraints and issues, statutory requirements, topographical and underground surveys
  • Collate the findings from consultations and present at follow-up events and online feedback
  • Produce estimates for building costs
  • Develop a sustainable business plan and governance strategy
  • Create a document and film which places our neighbourhood history in context and builds excitement for its future.
  • Collate all study findings to create a comprehensive report for future funding raising

Lamlash Garden is a real asset to the neighbourhood and works for the common good of all. London is full of undiscovered and unsung pockets of potential like Lamlash Street and the Castle Place Project sites – and when they come to fruition, it's a major part of what makes the city so special. With hindsight it may seem obvious, but it is almost impossible to create a community without a community space.

Location Southwark

Southwark has 221 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

The two linked sites include a 1250sqm yard (formerly known as Castle Place) and Fives Court, a 235sqm site with public access. The spaces currently house 30 garages, used for a mix of parking and storage, in addition to five parking bays at the ‘Castle Place’ site.

Council

London Borough of Southwark

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How will the money be spent?Total £42,102

Design development of Neighbourhood Hub spaces and landscape design of public spaces - £11,200 (27%)
Management and delivery of community engagement and consultation program - £5,500 (13%)
Production of business plan and sustainable commercial strategy - £4,200 (10%)
Production of Feasibility Report - £3,800 (9%)
Project administration - £3,000 (7%)
Create a document and film which places our neighbourhood heritage in context - £2,500 (6%)
Preparation of construction cost estimates - £2,300 (5%)
Creation of website and social media presence - £2,000 (5%)
5% contingency - £1,870 (4%)
Land investigations and topographical surveys - £1,800 (4%)
Other - £3,932 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

27%
Design development of Neighbourhood Hub spaces and landscape design of public spaces
£11,200
13%
Management and delivery of community engagement and consultation program
£5,500
10%
Production of business plan and sustainable commercial strategy
£4,200
9%
Production of Feasibility Report
£3,800
7%
Project administration
£3,000
6%
Create a document and film which places our neighbourhood heritage in context
£2,500
5%
Preparation of construction cost estimates
£2,300
5%
Creation of website and social media presence
£2,000
4%
5% contingency
£1,870
4%
Land investigations and topographical surveys
£1,800
9%
Other
£3,932
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,464
  • Transaction Fees
    £1,075
  • Public workshops events X 3
    £600
  • Printing of promotional materials
    £500
  • VAT
    £293

Total £42,102

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