Not a buldozer or a builder’s bum in sight . . .

BBC documentary short about the Heygate Estate, from March, 2009

More than 800 households have been moved off the estate. Yet 400 remain. Touching commentary by some the old people still living on the estate:

“They don’t want the working classes in this area . . . ”

“Put me on the scrap heap why don’t they?”

The bulldozers and builder’s bums are supposed to be making an appearance this summer, but we’ll see if they do.

One comment

  1. Hi,
    I study Graphic Design and Photography (first year) at Kingston University, but I live in Peckham.
    For my final major project I decided to look at the “regeneration” scheme Southwark Council are planning for areas like Heygate, Aylesbury and also what they started in North Peckham.
    I would really appreciate it if I could get some of your own personal views/stories about it, and also if it would be possible to interview you.
    If you are interested in either or both, please email me at

Comments are closed.