MARKLAKE COURT - KIPLING ESTATE

local Homes by Local People, for Local People

 

We worked with Leathermarket CBS, a community-led organisation, formed by local residents to bring forward much needed, high quality, genuinely affordable homes for local people within the Leathermarket JMB estates.

  First residents accepting their keys.

First residents accepting their keys.

Working closely with Kym Shaen-Carter and Robert Knight, residents led the plans for the development from the outset. Starting with a blank sheet of paper, the professional team explored the aspirations and concerns of local residents with feedback forming the basis of the design brief. These efforts have resulted in a building that the local community is proud to call theirs.

I love everything about this beautiful building. Proud to be involved.
— Marklake Court Resident

 As Development Manager, igloo Community Builders helped Leathermarket CBS to form a vision and facilitated the transformation of the former garage site into high quality genuinely affordable homes. 

Local residents moved into the 27 new homes designed by Bell Phillips Architects in July 2018. 

  Marklake neighbours celebrating & getting to know each other.

Marklake neighbours celebrating & getting to know each other.

We never imagined it could be this good.
— New Marklake Court Resident
  Residents and supporters celebrating completion.

Residents and supporters celebrating completion.

 
We’ve been delighted to have worked with igloo Community Builders - developers with a heart and soul who have helped Leathermarket CBS residents to realise their dreams.
— Leathermarket CBS
  Before: Originally 12 Lock-up Garages.

Before: Originally 12 Lock-up Garages.

  After: 27 New Homes. Photograph by: Ray Hardinge

After: 27 New Homes. Photograph by: Ray Hardinge