Golden Lane News

§ Golden Lane Allotments 

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative. The scheme will see three City-based groups awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000. Golden Lane has now received a grant of £10,000 towards the cost of new allotment planters and materials.

§ Community Centre Survey

The City has started consultation on the future of the Community Centre. This includes turning it into a new education centre and estate office. This would be matched with the construction of four new flats in Great Arthur House.  


A survey on the future of the Golden Lane Community Centre has been completed and is now available to download. Conducted by GLERA and, it asked a number of key questions to gauge support, interest and ideas on the content, management and maintenance of the centre.

The report can be downloaded here.

§ New school

There are also plans for a joint venture with the London Borough of Islington to build a new two form entry junior school as part of the City of London Academy together with ninety one flats on the Richard Cloudsley site overlooking Basterfield House.  Architects Hawkins Brown have now been appointed to design this project.  The site is entirely in the London Borough of Islington so all comments on the planning aspects of this project will need to be made to them. Plans are outlined here.

§ Bernard Morgan House 

This former section house has been sold. Residents attended a consultation and exhibition taking place on 29th and 30th January.  The architects for this scheme are AHHM who were responsible for restoring the Barbican Centre.

Further designs are being prepared.

§ Great Arthur House Curtain Wall

Work has started and is due to complete by November of this year.

§ Barbican Area Public Realm

There are extensive plans for improving the public spaces in Barbican and around the edge of the Estate.

§ Peabody Estate

Peabody are also planning major landscape works and, it is rumoured, a new building on the vacant site adjacent to Golden Lane.  

Paul Lincoln

8 March 2016



  • Add Photos
  • View All

New security on this site

  • Security on this site is being improved.  
  • Members who wish to remain on the site are asked to list full name, address and postal code.
  • There is also an opportunity to link to your twitter, Facebook and website if you would like to do so.
  • City of London employees are asked to indicate the department for which they work.
  • Please note that accounts which have not been updated are now being deleted.
  • If your account has been deleted, you are welcome to register again with a new account.
  • If you are interested in Golden Lane Estate, for example, as a student, you are welcome to register but again, need to provide details of your location and interests.


Latest Activity

Amy Faith Perkins updated their profile
8 hours ago
Political Mother replied to Christine Clifford's discussion Trades folk
"Thanks Dave"
Political Mother liked Lee Studley's discussion For anybody interested in the window project
Lee Studley posted a discussion

For anybody interested in the window project

I contacted somebody regarding the window project on the estate as I live on the road side of Crescent house and am getting increasingly annoyed by the amount of noise like today even with the windows closed the noise coming from the dance studio is ridiculous. I was disappointed but kind of okay with the answer as I thought a lot had to with listed building status but was not aware that the YMCA building was listed and they've managed to do that quick enough. Answer below.Hello Lee,Thanks for…See More
Una updated their profile
Profile IconJacob, Amy Faith Perkins, Rachel Taylor and 2 more joined
Sep 22
Dave Butcher replied to Christine Clifford's discussion Trades folk
"Hi PM These guys are very good and and fairly cheap. If you have any difficulty with the address just google candofix. Regards"
Sep 22
Political Mother replied to Christine Clifford's discussion Trades folk
"Any recommendation for a plumber. We want to change the bath taps for a shower mixer tap, so not a big job."
Sep 22
Georgina Cox replied to Georgina Cox's discussion ASB - laser
" Thank you both very much, I really appreciate your help. I've contacted Zena so hopefully she'll be able to help out.  Many thanks,  Georgina  "
Sep 21
FH replied to Georgina Cox's discussion ASB - laser
"Hi Georgina, Hope the eye surgery went well. It may be worthwhile to contact the Peabody Estate Manger Ms Zena Bolt, Neighbourhood Manger, for Peabody Fortune Street, Direct Tel: 020 3828 3538, Email: I know she will…"
Sep 19
Shane replied to Georgina Cox's discussion ASB - laser
"I also live in SC and had a green laser pointed in my front room about a year ago from the Peabody estate. Never happened again so I didn't think anything of it. If in doubt give the police a call and see what they say. There are some strange…"
Sep 18
Georgina Cox posted a discussion

ASB - laser

Hello all, Wondering if anyone can help. I live in Stanley Cohen House, in a flat facing Golden Lane. A few times over the past couple of months someone has used a red laser to follow me through my windows or on my balcony in the evenings. I think they are trying to shine the laser in my eyes. I think it's coming from the Peabody flats opposite which are in Islington.Has anyone else experienced this? I ignored it at first but I had eye surgery on Friday so my eyes are feeling a bit sensitive…See More
Sep 18
Iain Meek liked Rick's photo
Sep 18
Political Mother posted a discussion
Sep 15
Maria Elizabeth Prior replied to Maria Elizabeth Prior's discussion Golden Lane Estate Newsletter
"Hi Nick.  As you know a form was sent round to every household by GLERA, asking residents what issues they wanted GLERA to prioritise.  The results were published, and now that the summer holtdays are over, these will be looked at.…"
Sep 15
Nick Lee replied to Maria Elizabeth Prior's discussion Golden Lane Estate Newsletter
"Is GLERA actually doing anything of late?"
Sep 15
Political Mother replied to Rick's discussion Silver Sunday
"I hate the way older people between 55-100 are clumped together as if we don't have very different views, interests etc."
Sep 15
Rick posted a discussion

Silver Sunday

I was too young to go last time they did this, but I am legal now :-)They could have come up with a better title than Silver Sunday though. In the leaflet it says 'It will also support the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes' yet they refer to anyone over 50 as 'silver'!See More
Sep 14
Rita Makanjee updated their profile
Sep 14
Ian David Dowsett posted discussions
Sep 14



Comment on all aspects of Golden Lane life

951 discussions


1 discussions


Discussion of matters arising from GLERA.

18 discussions


Advertise your services. Open to people who live or work on the estate.

26 discussions


Announcements from the Estate Office.

206 discussions


Personal items for sale or recycling

158 discussions

Research projects

A section for discussions on research projects linked to Golden Lane

2 discussions


the small print is a website open to anyone who lives or works on Golden Lane Estate. People with a particular interest in the estate are also welcome to join.

When you join the site, please add a picture. is an independent site run by volunteers and supported by the Golden Lane Residents Association. The forums are moderated.  Any comments which appear to be abusive or potentially libellous or which contravene the terms of service under which the site is licensed by the service provider Ning will be removed.

Estate Office

Office open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 11.30am and 2pm to 4pm.

Tel 020 7253 2556

Email members of staff by clicking on their names

Ian Dowsett - Estate Officer

Laurence Jones - Estate Manager

Bryony Andrews - Customer Services Officer


© 2016   Created by Paul Lincoln.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service