The Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle has been for many years a symbol of 1970s housing. Southwark council admits that the “Heygate estate is a huge 1970s concrete fortress which was once home to more than 3,000 people” and that it had “become an example of a poorly designed municipal estate with heating that failed each winter.”
Times are changing in Southwark. Heygate Estate is now in the final stages of demolition so that they may build new homes which will be “modern, warm, dry and safe.”
While we are pleased to see new homes being built, we sincerely hope that the council is able to deliver homes which are “warm, dry and safe” throughout the borough.