City of London

City of London Avondale Square housing estate with a view of the Shard in the distance

Direct Access were the Accessibility Consultants for all the City of London district’s housing estates, which together amass a total of 2,900 homes. Spanning all the public spaces within these estates, including parks, car parks, pathways, and gardens, the project saw Direct Access deliver accessibility audits and reviews to all thirteen estates.

The results of the consultation will be utilised by architects on improvements and new builds.

The review will also include some sheltered schemes in addition to thousands of homes, with two of the estates in the Square Mile, and the remainder in the six surrounding London Boroughs.

The estates Direct Access audited include Avondale Square Estate (Southwark), City of London and Gresham Almshouses (Lambeth), Dron House, Whitechapel (Tower Hamlets), Golden Lane Estate (City of London), Hollway Estate (Islington), Horace Jones House (Southwark), Iseleden House (Islington), Middlesex Street Estate (City of London), Southbank Estates (Southwark), Sydenham Hill Estate (Lewisham), William Blake Estate (Southwark), Windsor House (Hackney) and York Way Estate (Islington), respectively.

Direct Access referred to the British Standards BS 8300 in our reports, as well as the Lifetime Homes Standard and Wheelchair Housing Guide, which are geared to ensure housing is suitable for people throughout their lives.

A photo of the City of London Housing William Blake Estate seen from the outside of the stret.

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