Volunteers from Galliford Try have worked with Lambeth residents and the Lambeth-based social enterprise Urban Growth to give the ‘Children’s Garden’ on Tulse Hill Estate a makeover to improve it as a community asset.
Galliford Try are the contractors building the new homes at Brook House as part of the Your New Town Hall project, which will see a multi-million pound investment into building 219 new homes across the scheme with 47% of these classed as affordable homes. Brook House, built on the site of the former council office Hambrook House, will provide 48 affordable homes including 34 homes at social rent for local residents, as well as 46 private apartments.
Galliford Try volunteers worked with local residents and Urban Growth to replace unsafe paths and revamped the community garden to make it safe for another 10 years of planting.
Seanne Judge of Galliford Try: Building Southern said:
“Volunteering is a great way for employees to make a positive impact in the communities where we work. We also want employees to be able to develop as individuals through these community projects. We have a local office in Brixton and wanted to engage with the local community by getting involved in a worthwhile project.”
“Please invite us back to Lambeth”
Galliford Try Building Southern Regional Technical Director, Marcus Hudson said:
“I certainly feel that it was a worthwhile day and walked away with a sense of satisfaction and appreciated the team’s hard work and enthusiasm for the tasks. We absolutely would love to get involved in another project in Lambeth, and have asked Urban Growth to keep us updated with any projects coming up in the new year.”
“The team from the day all felt a huge sense of satisfaction from the entire day and were able to take ownership, along with Urban Growth, of the development of the Children’s Garden, and creating a safe and enjoyable space for the residents.”
For more information
- Urban Growth is a Community Interest Company guided by the principles of permaculture, to enrich the health of people and the planet together. To find out more about our projects and training, contact us via our contact pages or come and see us in Pop Brixton.
- The Tulse Hill volunteers are from Galliford Try: Building Southern. This is one business unit of Galliford Try who are also working on building new homes in Lambeth, including the New Town Hall development. For more about the housing and construction work that Galliford Try are developing in Lambeth’s New Town Hall site, read this news item from the Construction Index
- For more information about Galliford Try’s construction projects and business results across the UK see their information pages