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Though our focus at Millennium Community Solutions is on Assistive Technology, we are dedicated to re-opening and runnings spaces in our local community.

This page features our first two spaces, both Tenants & Residents Associaton (TRA) Halls in the Borough of Lambeth, South London.

 

Through Lambeth London Borough Council and other stakeholders we have been able to start reintroducing the spaces below to the local communities that so desperately need them. 

Southwyck House Community Hall

Southwyck House
Southwyck House

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The Healthy Living Platform Team at Southwyck House Community Hall
The Healthy Living Platform Team at Southwyck House Community Hall

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The Healthy Living Platform's 'Southwyck Pantry' at Southwyck House Community Hall
The Healthy Living Platform's 'Southwyck Pantry' at Southwyck House Community Hall

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Southwyck House
Southwyck House

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Millennium Community Solutions secured the lease for Southwyck Community Hall in early 2020. Due to fantastic support from Lambeth London Borough Council and with help from T Brown, Derwent London, Breyer Foundation & OCO, we were able to completely remodel and re-purpose this wonderful space at the base of the beautiful Southwyck House Estate.

 

Millennium Community solutions has been joined by Azawala

Art Gallery, generating a new cultural hub in the area and giving local artists an opportunity to have their work hosted in a top-of-the-range gallery space.

Southwyck Coding and Arts Centre (SCAC)

Southwyck House was built as a 'barrier estate' back when there were plans to extend the South Circular and build a Hammersmith-style motorway flyover above the residents of Brixton. The concept was that the building would protect other areas from the noise and air pollution of the soon-to-be constructed motorway. Thankfully construction never started and so we are left with this stunning example of Brutalist architecture from the 70's & 80's.

During the pandemic Healthy Living Platform use the space to provide local residents with access to a community pantry, offering pantry members the opportunity to give a contribution of £5 before choosing up to 10 items of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus a further 10 surplus items at no further cost.

The Jubilee Centre

The Portobello Estate was opened in 1949 by Mayor Simpson, originally built as post-war housing for those who had been rendered homeless following the blitz of the Second World War. Its once vibrant and bustling Tenants & Residents Association (TRA) Hall fell out of use and into disrepair before being taken on and repurposed.

 

The Jubilee Centre Community projects delivered by Bright Insight Ideas CIC activities will include welfare support, technology access Including job search/filling in government forms, occasional distribution of food Parcels, workshops on health and well-being as well as a safe place for young people of the surrounding areas. The centre will be fully operational by June

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Jubilee Ribbon

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Portobello Estate Opening - Image Courtesy of Lambeth Council
Portobello Estate Opening - Image Courtesy of Lambeth Council

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Jubilee Ribbon

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The Jubilee Centre was opened in October 2021 to serve the people of Norwood, especially those living on the Portobello Estate, Knights Hill. It was fully refurbished over the course of the year by our partners at T Brown & Wolseley Paints

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