Knights Walk Newsletter 26

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 26 for Knight's Walk and it can be read here.



The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 26 for Knight's Walk and it can be read HERE.


KNIGHT’S WALK | ISSUE 26 | 26th JULY 2018

Inside this issue



Coming Up in August 2018

KWGRA/REP Meeting 20.08.18 | 6-7:30pm No.15 Knight’s Walk

This meeting will include updates from Lambeth and the Development Management Team, including information about contractor procurement, tendering and Homes for Lambeth



COFFEE + CAKE Every Thursday 3-5pm No.15 Knight’s Walk

Join Nataly and the make:good team every Thursday afternoon for sessions at No.15. Come along to a delicious cooking session by Ilaria from the Buddhist Café on 30.08.18


COUNCIL DROP-IN 08.08.18 | 3.30pm-6pm No. 15 Knight’s Walk

Pop by every other Wednesday afternoon to talk to Lambeth officers about any questions or concerns you may have. Please note this will be fortnightly, with specific dates on the back page.


BEE URBAN  09.08.18 | 3-5pm No.15 Knight’s Walk

Come along to a free visit and a tour of Bee Urban in Kennington park – a space to learn about bee-keeping, gardening and eco living. Let us know you are coming by calling 0800 0720 265

>Lambeth Council Update

The team has been working hard over the past month finalising the detailed design information in advance of contractor procurement.  This process is now close to completion and we expect to be able to go out to tender for the construction work this September.  

We were pleased to be able to present procurement and construction management information to residents at this month’s REP and the detail is included on the adjacent page. We continue to target a start on site for Phase 1 in Spring 2019 and the current expected programme is 15 months for construction.  

In advance of the construction works commencing it is necessary for the council to relocate the existing gas supply for the estate which currently runs through the garage block, which will be demolished. This will result in all homes on Knight’s Walk getting a new gas supply and meter including the retained low-rise homes, Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the development.

We expect to receive further information this month and therefore we should be able to update residents in the next REP meeting on August 20th, and in our next newsletter.

Residents should note that following further review, the council is no longer considering the use of its Compulsory Purchase Order powers at Knight’s Walk

KWGRA / REP Meetings will now be held every 6 weeks, as agreed in the July meeting. The next meeting will therefore be on Monday 20th


>Activities at N0 15– KNIGHT’S WALK BINGO



Last month we enjoyed a variety of activities at No.15, from cooking flavoured butters using fresh herbs from the garden, to a friendly game of Bingo - with a twist!

In anticipation of a local neighbour’s talk today on the architecture of Kennington, the Bingo game was ‘building’ themed. Instead of numbers, we played using pictures, words and images, all connected to the Knight’s Walk Estate.

Those who joined in were a mixture of Bingo experts and first time players, but everyone had a great time. Special mentions go to Barbara, who made for a fantastic Bingo caller, and Alex, who won the grand prize - a London skyline mug

>Information on procuring a Contractor for building phase 1

In the July REP meeting, Ned and David from CPC talked through the procurement process for appointing a contractor to build phase 1 of Knight’s Walk

1.     Contractor’s List
A list of contractors will be asked if they are interested in bidding for the project, with questions about their approach

2.     HFL Assess Responses
HFL will select a shortlist of contractors who will submit detailed costed bids through an Invitation to Tender (ITT)

3.    Invitation to Tender
The ITT will include full details of the Phase 1 scheme to be costed, and a further set of questions about engagement with residents

4.     Contractors Visit Site

5.     Contractors may visit the site to get a better idea of the relationship between the demolition / construction area and existing homes

6.     Assessment of Bids.Once returned, contractors’ bids will be assessed in 3 ways: a) Residents and HFL will evaluate         bidders’ responses to engagement questions (residents will receive training on this), b) HFL will evaluate answers to commercial questions, c) HFL will evaluate the prices submitted.

7.     Decision and Contract
        Homes for Lambeth will decide which contractor they wish to appoint and finalise details with them

>Information on Construction Management process

Lambeth Council submitted an outline Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) with the Knight’s Walk planning application. This sets out the issues that the appointed contractor must consider when managing the construction of the new homes at Knight’s Walk, including details such as:

·       Who is responsible for managing the contract

·       How will those responsible communicate with residents?

·       Hours of working

·       The demolition and construction programme

·       How the construction site will be secured

·       Construction access to the site

·       Location of the site office

·       How dust and noise will be controlled

·       How access to nearby homes will be affected and managed

·       Resident priorities for managing the construction process as collected in
        Autumn 2017.

Once work has started, the contractor will be responsible for the construction site, making sure the CEMP is implemented and keeping residents up to date with activities on site - this may include attending REP meetings to give updates and answer questions. On a day to day basis, Homes for Lambeth will be represented by CPC, who will monitor the contractor’s progress against the programme and deal with any issues in relation to the contract.

>Indicative Timeline


>Timetable August 2018


>What's on at Durning Library


As some of you may know, within a walking distance from Kennington station is Durning Library, a great local library to the Knight’s Walk estate. Last year we visited the library and found out that it hosts a number of exciting activities each month, these include:

Durning Library Book Group | last Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30pm

Basic IT Skills Club | Every Friday, 10am - 12noon

Durning Library Chess Club | Every Saturday, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

English Speaking Classes | Tues 10 - 11:30am and Weds 10 - 12 noon

Knitting for Charity | Every Tuesday, 10:30 - 12 noon

Seniors Group | Third Wednesday of the month, 3 - 4pm



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