Photo of current Stockwell Park street scene

Stockwell Park street enhancements mark the final stages of estate transformation

SNG is transforming cluttered streets on Stockwell Park in Lambeth into tree lined avenues offering more room for pedestrians and cyclists. The revamp marks the final stages of a £200 million regeneration scheme on the estate and will see greener spaces for public use, new plants and trees, seating areas and community art along with refurbished undercroft parking areas.

Work began in August 2023 and follows on from a full resident consultation and due to complete in late spring 2025. Local school children were involved in designing some of the community artwork on the steel bases and bin store doors that will surround the new trees. Many of these designs have been inspired by local history, sites and landmarks around Stockwell and Brixton.

The housing association has already completed some of the refurbishment work to undercorft parking areas. These improvements will provide a more secure and pleasant place for residents to park their vehicles with new security features including improved CCTV and brighter lighting. It will also create more secure bicycle storage space and encourage environmentally friendly transport options. There will be new indoor waste and recycling points to replace outside bin areas which should help minimise fly tipping issues and allow us to repurpose waste and encourage recycling. The refurbishment will also allow the potential for workshop, studio and commercial space along additional storage areas for residents.

Since 2007 SNG and predecessor organisations have invested heavily in Stockwell Park by building new homes, refurbishing, and improving existing homes and upgrading community spaces on the estate. This has included the £1.8 million refurbishment the local Community Centre, the refurbishment of the world-famous Stockwell Hall of Fame graffiti pen and £100,000 toward the revamp of the local skate park. Once the regeneration is complete, SNG will have delivered a total of 1079 new and refurbished homes on the estate, which will be managed by our subsidiary SW9 Community Housing.

Tim Goodwin, Regeneration Manager (London and Herts) at SNG, commented: “I’m really pleased that work is well underway on this fantastic plan to free up the streets for people to access vibrant green spaces while providing improved waste management, cycle storage, security and parking facilities. I’ve been involved with the Stockwell Park regeneration for a long time and these external improvements are really the final part of the jigsaw. It’s crucial that we’re not just a landlord collecting rent, but that we reinvest funds into the communities we work in.”

Jamie Ratcliff, Chief Communities and Sustainability Officer at SNG, said: “This transformation has sustainability at the heart by promising greener and active travel options which in turn will offer a much-improved environment for local residents to live in. As we move into the final stages of our regeneration of Stockwell Park, we want to support a great place to live. We’ve strived to create a thriving community that people are proud of and want to live in, for generations to come.”