Weir Estate is a housing estate situated in the Borough of Lambeth, in South West London. The Estate is in Thornton Ward, which forms part of the Streatham Constituency. Our homes are managed by Lambeth Living Ltd, an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) formed by Lambeth Council, as well as now having 3 properties owned by Wandle Housing Association.
The estate was first built in 1952 comprising of 10 blocks of flats, and used to be part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth and was seen as a ‘Show Estate’ for its green areas and design as well as beauty. In the 1960’s the boundaries were altered and Weir Estate came part of Lambeth Council and in 2008 was handed over as part of Lambeth’s ALMO, Lambeth Living.
In the early 1960’s a new block was added to the rest of the estate known as Anfield Close, though this is part of the estate is different in its design and colour and is situated facing onto Weir Road and comprises of 39 properties bringing the total amount of homes to One Hundred and Sixty Four. It is believed this area was previously a mansion house and stables up until it was built.
The estate has many unique elements with a day hospital, Eammon Fotrell Centre operated by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
It’s understood that in 1953 local residents formed the Weir Estate Residents Association. To this day some of the people remain residents on the estate with first resident still living here since it was first built. These residents were recently awarded for dedicated long service to the association, Mr and Mrs Broderick who still to this day play an active role in the current association and live on the estate.
The estate now has 167 properties made up of ten blocks and three five bedroom houses owned by Wandle Housing Association, built on the site of former garages and later sold to Wandle Housing. These houses were occupied in June 2009.
The blocks on Weir Estate are as follows:
1-42 Anfield Close (40 to 42 belongs to Wandle Housing Association)
1 – 10 Dan Bryant House, 11-20 Dan Bryant House, 21 – 30 Dan Bryant House,
Glanville House, Olding House, Quennel House, Weir House, and West House.
After some 35 years a two storey abandoned former laundry building was demolished and The Weir Link was built during 2007. This now forms a major focal point to the centre of the estate, which was opened in June 2007 give the estate a new focus to our community. Weir Estate Residents Association is active in the community and works towards building partnerships with our neighbours and service providers.
WERA over the years, has enjoyed much success and has already provided a valuable voice for residents and leaseholders. In doing so many changes have been made and we have a promising future for residents.
Last reviewed: 14/07/2012