§ 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 goldenlaneestate.org, 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.
§ Bernard Morgan House
This former section house has been sold. Residents should have received invitations to 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.
See the forum for further comments.
§ 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.
15th January 2016