United Living and Lewisham Homes reopen community centre
A community centre in Lewisham has been given a new lease of life after joint work between national contractor United Living, Lewisham Homes and the Winslade Tenant and Resident Association.
The Winslade Estate Cyber Centre had been closed for five years but has received £7000 worth of improvements to bring it back into use. These include a full deep clean, new lights, a new kitchen (including tiling and electrical points), decorating throughout, passive fire protection and a donation of laptops from United Living.
The work was carried out with the goal of improving the community by reinstating a central hub for social activities to occur, bringing people together.
Contracts Manager for United Living, Tommy Nightingale said: “We have been working with Lewisham Homes at Hatfield Close and Gerrard House since last year. When we were told about the unused community centre we were keen to get involved and make a difference.
“Throughout the work we had people from United Living and our sub-contractors alongside staff from Lewisham Homes helping to transform the space for the community to use again. Making a difference in the communities where we work is core to what we do as a business.”
Alys Exley-Smith, Community Relations Manager at Lewisham Homes, said: “We’re thrilled with the transformation of the centre, thanks to United Living, and can’t wait for people from the estate to start using the new facilities. Projects like this prove that collaborating with residents can produce fantastic results which contribute positively to communities.”
James Henderson, who is from the Winslade TRA added “We are very much appreciative of the support in getting the centre back into use.”
Along with the aforementioned, GB Electrical Services Ltd, BMA Contractors, eBrit Fire Protection, Rixonway and Bristan played a valuable part in regenerating the community facility.