Golden Lane News

§ Golden Lane Allotments 

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative. The scheme will see three City-based groups awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000. Golden Lane has now received a grant of £10,000 towards the cost of new allotment planters and materials.

§ Community Centre Survey

The City has started consultation on the future of the Community Centre. This includes turning it into a new education centre and estate office. This would be matched with the construction of four new flats in Great Arthur House.  


A survey on the future of the Golden Lane Community Centre has been completed and is now available to download. Conducted by GLERA and, it asked a number of key questions to gauge support, interest and ideas on the content, management and maintenance of the centre.

The report can be downloaded here.

§ New school

There are also plans for a joint venture with the London Borough of Islington to build a new two form entry junior school as part of the City of London Academy together with ninety one flats on the Richard Cloudsley site overlooking Basterfield House.  Architects Hawkins Brown have now been appointed to design this project.  The site is entirely in the London Borough of Islington so all comments on the planning aspects of this project will need to be made to them. Plans are outlined here.

§ Bernard Morgan House 

This former section house has been sold. Residents attended a consultation and exhibition taking place on 29th and 30th January.  The architects for this scheme are AHHM who were responsible for restoring the Barbican Centre.

Further designs are being prepared.

§ Great Arthur House Curtain Wall

Work has started and is due to complete by November of this year.

§ Barbican Area Public Realm

There are extensive plans for improving the public spaces in Barbican and around the edge of the Estate.

§ Peabody Estate

Peabody are also planning major landscape works and, it is rumoured, a new building on the vacant site adjacent to Golden Lane.  

Paul Lincoln

8 March 2016


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