Community Consultation for Ethelred Estate Retrofit
Gort Scott has been working with WATMOS Community Homes and Community-Led Housing London to develop a series of strategies for the sensitive redevelopment of sheltered housing at Ethelred Estate, Lambeth. The primary focus of this process has been to ensure existing residents of the estate feel confident and secure in the upcoming changes to their homes. This has been achieved by working closely with the community steering group and in-depth discussions with the wider Ethelred community.
The development aims to improve the standard and scale of living for existing residents whilst also providing some additional social and private tenure housing. Gort Scott have proposed options for retrofit as a means to reduce embodied carbon whilst also addressing the history and geography of the area, proposing to reinstate a beneficial through road which has been cut-off by previous development.
“Gort Scott impressed us from the off with their experience and attitude to community led projects. The Gort Scott team were brilliant in assisting us to develop ideas, and really flexible in working with us on adapting the project and facilitating additional services with third parties. Their interaction with residents and project team was professional and friendly, and even fun!” - Watmos