Bullet point briefing: the latest regeneration news from Havelock

In the past months:

  • Bouygues completed the installation of underground utility services, which has allowed them to progress towards the handover of Daubenton, Bowline and Leeward Houses. We expect Daubenton House to be handed over this month, and Leeward and Bowline Houses to follow in March.
  • Electrical and plumbing systems are being installed in the terraced houses.
  • The Rehousing team has completed move plans for all residents moving into 4 bed homes in Phase 1b. We held ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ events for residents moving into 3 and 4 bed homes in Phase 1b.
  • Bouygues opened the junction of Hilary Road and Havelock Road. This in turn will allow us to begin strategic below-ground works at the junction of Hilary Road and Gregory Road.
  • On 31 January, we held a consultation event with the London Borough of Ealing on the project to find meanwhile uses for some of the undercroft car parks on Havelock.
  • The Havelock Winter Party took place at the end of the year. Over 110 people came along and took part in activities including face painting, a silent disco, cookie designs, a magic show and a dance performance.
  • Our weekly employment surgery at Havelock has helped 12 people with CV building and enhancing; job searches and applications; confidence building and interview preparation.
  • We have been offering one-to-one digital training to tenants and following increased demand, we are currently designing courses (accredited and non-accredited) for tenants led by an external provider to deliver the training.
  • 50 residents attended the Christmas Afternoon Tea event and joined in resident led arts and crafts activities, upcycled penguin lightbulbs, wreath making, carols and home-baked goods.
  • 12 students from Belvue School attended the Christmas Afternoon Tea event. Working with Groundwork London, they made Christmas wreaths and helped members of the wider community to make them too. They took part in arts and crafts activities and sung carols.
  • Catalyst are working with groundwork London on a 2 year project to tackle the root causes of littering and fly-tipping at Havelock. Groundwork London have consulted 70 people about waste on Havelock and 69% of people reported that rubbish and littering is a ‘very big problem.’ The project will include training for residents, community events, and workshops with schools.

In the next month:

  • Bowline and Leeward House will be ready for handover, after a final quality check and resolution of any issues.
  • Once the storm drain is diverted, Bouygues will commence work on the last 3 terraced houses which are expected to be completed later in 2019.
  • We will contact residents moving into 3 bed houses in Phase 1b to complete their move plans.
  • Our removals partner Steel’s will be contacting residents moving into Leeward House and Bowline  to conduct surveys and deliver boxes and packing materials.
  • The next Community Afternoon Tea will take place on 6th March 2:30-4:30.