Residents celebrate new community facilities with BBQ and football

Residents came together at the weekend for a barbeque to celebrate new community facilities.

Residents of the Bells Gardens Estate in Bullers Close, Peckham and the neighbouring  Lindley Estate in Commercial Way, came together in celebration of their new multi-use games area.

The contractor, Durkan, on behalf of Southwark council, created a brand new multi-use games area at Bells Gardens Estate to replace and improve the estates original sports space.

Saturday’s event also included a football training session from a professional coach to encourage children in the community to get involved in sport.

Southwark council is also building 127 new council homes and a new community centre at the two estate sites. 

The Durkan team in the new games area (Picture: Durkan)

The two neighbouring developments  are currently being finished with landscaping around the exterior and a new courtyard, to provide residents with outdoor spaces.

Tim Carpenter, managing director of construction at Durkan, commented: “It’s great to see community events like this come together. 

“We’re excited to have completed the multi-use games area at Bells Gardens and Lindley Estate, and we look forward to seeing this become a great resource for the local community.”

Residents taking part in the football session at Bells Gardens estate on Saturday (Picture: Durkan)

“We are always conscious of how our work impacts and benefits the local community. 

“Events like this one are an opportunity to thank communities for their patience during construction, and hand over a new amenity that will be well-used for many years to come.”

Pictured top: From left,  Durkan resident liaison officers Rose Craig and Tracy Ballinger, project manager Bissan ZamZam, Durkan senior technical Manager Dave Bradbury , Durkan commercial manager Kelly Durkan, Durkan head of social value delivery Kevin O’Connor and contracts director Dean Martin (Picture: Durkan)

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