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Improvement work starts at The Old Laundry

Posted on 06 June 2022

Major works to renovate and improve The Old Laundry community centre in Stockwell have started. The works follow consultation with local community groups including the charity Young People Matter, which uses the centre as a base, and include asbestos removal as well as other improvements. The works started on Monday 6 June.

The first stage of the work, the removal of asbestos from the basement of the building, is due to take eight weeks. Further improvement works will take place after that, taking a total of sixteen weeks, after which the new, improved community space will reopen for the groups to use again.

The works will create a fresh, brighter community space that’s safe and fit for purpose. In addition, other improvement works have also started in Stockwell, including:

  • Improved lighting in Stockwell Gardens West, improving the environment around the Green and under-croft
  • Pavement upgrades and replacements around Huxley House, Thring House and Morant House
  • Improvement to balconies ensuring they meet current safety regulations.

We've found temporary accommodation for all the community groups that use The Old Laundry, while the community centre is out of action. Part of the ground floor at nearby Cassell House will be used by the Young People Matter charity and community meetings such as coffee mornings will also be held there. Other events, such as the bingo club, will be temporarily relocated to the Stockwell Centre.

 

Activity

Location

Monday
  1. After school club 3.30pm – 6pm (ages 4-12)
  2. Drop-in support from 10am - 6pm
  3. SGWRA (Stockwell Gardens West Tenants and Residents Association meeting). First Monday of the month 6pm - 8pm
  1. St Andrew’s Primary School
  2. Cassell House
  3. Cassell House
Tuesday
  1. Horn of Africa Women’s Coffee Mornings 11am - 2pm
  2. After school club 3.30pm – 6pm
  3. Drop-in support from 10am - 6pm
  1. Cassell House
  2. St Andrew’s Primary School
  3. Cassell House
Wednesday
  1. After school club 3.30pm – 6pm
  2. Youth club from 6pm - 8pm (14 -19)
  3. Drop in support from 10am - 6pm
  1. St Andrew’s Primary School
  2. TBC
  3. Cassell House
Thursday
  1. After school club 3.30pm – 6pm
  2. Junior club nights 6pm - 8pm (ages 8 -14)
  3. Drop in support from 10am - 6pm
  1. St Andrew’s Primary School
  2. TBC
  3. Cassell House
Friday
  1. After school club 3.30pm – 6pm
  2. Bingo 6.30pm – 9pm
  3. Drop in support from 10am - 6pm
  1. St Andrew’s Primary School
  2. Morley College, Stockwell Centre
  3. Cassell House

For further information, visit our dedicated website page.