Reimagining a Brixton community centre with help from LB Lambeth

Find out how Lambeth Council hired a group of Black-led design practices to reimagine a valued community centre in Brixton as part of its regeneration plans, and why dominoes were key to the project. LB Lambeth has invested £1.4 million to renovate the Brixton Sports and Social Club on Coldharbour … Read more

Creating social value that matters to young people in Brent

LB Brent is developing a single delivery plan for social value that connects diverse initiatives. Hailey Sockalingam and Jasel Nandha find out how placemakers are creating social value for young people in Brent. At our recent roundtable discussion, speakers from LB Brent and its partner organisations explained how successful social … Read more

How young people are shaping social value in Hackney Wick

Young people are shaping social value in Hackney by co-designing regeneration projects and joining youth boards. We visited Young Hackney Eastway and Hackney Bridge to find out more.  Young Hackney Eastway and Hackney Bridge are best practice examples of involving young people in regeneration to shape social value. These live … Read more

Conference considers ways to unlock social value in the built environment

As social impact becomes the main goal of development, we ask who is responsible for defining and delivering value for communities. Creating social value is increasingly seen as a primary goal of housing and regeneration projects, which requires a long-term view of community benefits and a rethink of measuring impact. … Read more

Future leaders pitch new ideas for delivering social value 

Our newest Future London Leaders (FLL33) presented their ideas for creating meaningful, and measurable, social value for communities.  After a six-month programme of learning and field trips, our Future London Leaders offered quick-fire Pecha Kucha-style presentations on social value. Their innovative ideas included:  greening government buildings  network tools for social … Read more