Southwark's Municipal Fire Sale

Besides the dozens of council estates sold over the past 20 years, Southwark has also sold off dozens of council-owned buildings and parcels of land as part of its overarching 'regeneration' strategy.

20 years of demolitions and sell-offs

20 years of demolitions and sell-offs

In June 1997, Tony Blair chose the Aylesbury estate to launch the Labour government’s urban...

Walworth Town Hall Car Park (Wansey St)

Walworth Town Hall Car Park (Wansey St)

This former council-owned car park adjacent to Walworth Town Hall was sold to housing association...

Whitstable Day Nursery

Whitstable Day Nursery

This council-owned day nursery was sold to developer Native Land in 2011. It was subsequently...

Royal Road Nursing Home

Royal Road Nursing Home

This former site of a council-owned nursing home was sold to housing association L&Q in...

Abbey Street Children's Home

Abbey Street Children's Home

Abbey Street Children’s Home was sold to developer Native Land in 2011 for just £900k....

Bermondsey Library

Bermondsey Library

Bermondsey Library was sold on a long lease as part of the Council’s regeneration of...

Holmhurst Day Centre

Holmhurst Day Centre

The Holmhurst Day Centre, was a day centre for people with mental health disabilities. The...

Potters Fields Coach Park

Potters Fields Coach Park

The land under what is now ‘One Tower Bridge’ used to be a coach park...

Wansey Street Homeless Hostel

Wansey Street Homeless Hostel

This former council-run hostel for homeless people was sold at auction in 2011.

Brandon St Ball Court

Brandon St Ball Court

This council-owned ball court was sold to housing association Family Mosaic in 2011 in order...

East Street Car Park

East Street Car Park

The East Street Market car park located between Nursery Row Park and East Street was...

Gaywood estate ball court/car park

Gaywood estate ball court/car park

This ball court and car park on the Gaywood estate at the Elephant & Castle...

525 to 539 Old Kent Road

525 to 539 Old Kent Road

In 2012 Southwark Council resolved to sell this vacant site on the Old Kent Road...

Crown Street Depot

Crown Street Depot

The old Crown Street Depot was a council-owned storage depot located on the Bethwin estate...

Library Street Pre-fabs

Library Street Pre-fabs

In 2012, Southwark Council sold its site of derelict pre-fabs on Library Street and the...

Bermondsey One Stop shop

Bermondsey One Stop shop

The Bermondsey One Stop Shop was a council office located next to the former library...

Oriwu Spot Pub

Oriwu Spot Pub

The Oriwu Spot Pub was a council-owned pub in Denmark Hill, sold to developers in...

Symington estate green space

Symington estate green space

This former green space and maisnette block on the Symington estate at Elephant & Castle...

Bermondsey Town Hall

Bermondsey Town Hall

Bermondsey Town Hall was sold off in December 2012 to developers Hollybrook Ltd, for the...

Albert Barnes estate green space

Albert Barnes estate green space

This area of green space next to Albert Barnes House was sold to housing association...

Tuke Street School

Tuke Street School

The former Tuke St school site was located on Woods Road in Peckham. In 2013,...

Manor Place Depot

Manor Place Depot

One of the most characterful development sites within the the Elephant and Castle Opportunity Area...

Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre

Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre

One the Elephant is a 37 storey, 284 unit residential tower with zero affordable housing,...

Athenlay Road

Athenlay Road

In 2013 Southwark Council resolved to sell a plot of land on Athenlay road in...

Badminton House

Badminton House

In 2013, Southwark Council sold Badminton House in East Dulwich. The 5 storey building housed...

Beacon estate green space

Beacon estate green space

In 2013 Southwark Council resolved to sell the green space surrounding Beacon House on the...

Lordship Lane Pre-fabs

Lordship Lane Pre-fabs

In 2013 Southwark Council resolved to sell a handful of post-war pre-fabs on Lordship lane...

47-51 Peckham High Street

47-51 Peckham High Street

47-51 Peckham High Street was a council-owned plot of land off Peckham High Street that...

Royal Standard Pub

Royal Standard Pub

The Royal Standard was a pub on the Rockingham estate sold by the Council to...

Mable Goldwyn/Evelyn Coyle House

Mable Goldwyn/Evelyn Coyle House

In 2013, as part of the Council’s Bermonsey Spa regeneration, a council office block (Mable...

Uxbridge Arms Pub

Uxbridge Arms Pub

The Uxbridge Arms was a council-owned pub on the Rockingham estate sold to developers in...

Welch House Nursing Home

Welch House Nursing Home

Welch House was a council-owned nursing home on Southwark Park Road in Bermondsey. It was...

Castle Day Centre

Castle Day Centre

The Castle Day Centre was a council-owned day centre for people with mental health problems....

Camberwell Town Hall

Camberwell Town Hall

Camberwell Town Hall served as Southwark’s civic centre for all its meetings and core administrative...

Dockley Road Industrial estate

Dockley Road Industrial estate

In 2016 Southwark Council resolved to sell its Dockley Road industrial estate.

Eagle Wharf

Eagle Wharf

In 2016 Southwark Council resolved to sell its Eagle Wharf site next to Peckham Library....

Ilderton Road

Ilderton Road

In 2016, Southwark Council resolved to sell this council owned-strip of land on Ilderton Road...

Southwark Park Day Centre

Southwark Park Day Centre

In 2016, Southwark Council resolved to close its day centre on Southwark Park Road. It...

Willowbrook Community Centre

Willowbrook Community Centre

In 2017 Southwark Council resolved to close and sell its Willowbrook Community Centre in Peckham....

D'Eynsford Road Care Home

D'Eynsford Road Care Home

In 2018 Southwark Council resolved to sell its D’Eynsford Road Care Home to a private...

Edmund St Nursing Home

Edmund St Nursing Home

In 2018, Southwark Council decided to sell its Edmund Street nursing home on the Elmington...

Mandela Way depot

Mandela Way depot

This council-owned depot on Mandela Way (off the Old Kent Road) was sold for an...

Walworth Town Hall

Walworth Town Hall

In 2019, Southwark resolved to sell Walworth Town Hall on a long lease to developers...

Braganza Street Workshops

Braganza Street Workshops

In 2019 Southwark Council resolved to sell its depot/workshops on Braganza Street to developer Durkan...

Cherry Gardens School

Cherry Gardens School

In 2019 Southwark Council resolved to sell Cherry Gardens primary school on Southwark Park Road...

Copeland Road Car Park

Copeland Road Car Park

In 2019 Southwark Council resolved to sell its Copeland Road Car Park to developer Purelake...

Devonshire Grove (Old Kent Road)

Devonshire Grove (Old Kent Road)

In September 2018 Southwark Council resolved to sell this commercial site that it owned on...

Manor Place Terrace

Manor Place Terrace

In 2019 Southwark Council resolved to sell this parade of shops and former council owned...

Selling off council homes

Selling off council homes

It is not just the dozens of council estates being demolished that is fuelling Southwark’s...

Fred Francis Day Centre

Fred Francis Day Centre

The Fred Francis Day Centre in Dulwich, was a day centre for people with mental...

Harper Road Childrens services offices

Harper Road Childrens services offices

This council-owned office, which housed its childrens services department was sold in 2014 for £11m....