Hill House is Grade II listed and surrounded by mature trees. For over 50 years it has provided a base for community organisations in the London Borough of Sutton. CLTH are working on a renovation scheme for the house and a masterplan for the site in collaboration with Sutton Housing Partnership, Community Action Sutton and borough regeneration officers.
The proposals define a meanwhile use strategy for the whole site which allocates areas for a community garden and greenhouse alongside new social housing provision. New uses are carefully integrated with mature trees and site topography to ensure productive relationships between the different uses. The existing buildings are reconfigured to connect with the surrounding landscape, while the historic house is retrofitted with sustainable products and brought up to the latest energy standards.
CLTH continue to work with CAS and recently developed a proposal for a Green House to Re-Cycle the large windows being replaced on a neighbouring project at The Grove House in nearby Carshalton, where CLTH are working with Sutton Living. This ‘circular enconomy’ proposal way put to the Mayor of London in Jan 21’ for under the Make London fund and is part of the Community Fridge Initiative by CAS. This aims to tackle food poverty in St Helier and Carshalton.