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Constructed between 1958 and 1962  and situated on Old Kent Road in the Borough of Southwark, Avondale is the City of London's largest estate, containing 680 homes. The area the estate occupied has belonged to the City since 1251, and was originally known as Twelve Acres.

The estate office is situated at Twelve Acres House which is on the Old Kent Road side of the estate. There is also sheltered housing on the estate, Harman Close.

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Housing Estates Out of Hours Duty Line: 020 7256 6583

  • For URGENT estate issues (not repairs) outside office hours
  • Available Monday - Friday, 4pm - 8am
  • Plus all weekends and public holidays
  • During office hours, please contact your local estate office

Housing Repairs Line: 0800 035 0003

  • 24 hours, seven days a week
  • All faults can be reported Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
  • Outside of these hours, only emergencies can be reported

What is an emergency repair?

An emergency property repair is any fault which threatens harm to persons or property

To report non-emergency repairs, please email property services

The estate has a community centre located in Twelve Acres House, contact the estate team to book the space.

Walkabouts and drop-ins are your opportunity to speak to your estate team to ask any questions or offer any suggestions to improve life on your estate. All residents are welcome.

For the walkabouts, residents can join estate staff on a walk around the estate where any areas of concern can be pointed out and discussed. Drop-ins will take place inside the Community Centre and also offer residents a chance to sit down with estate staff.

The next Estate Walkabouts will take place on:

8 May 2024 - 10 to 11:30am

4 September 2024 - 10 to 11:30am

Please meet at the estate office.

The next Estate Drop-ins will take place in the Community Centre on:

27 March 2024 - 5 to 7pm

7 August 2024 - 5 to 7pm

Estate Walkabout & Drop-in Schedule
The full 2022-23 schedule for all City of London managed estates
Date submitted: 4/01/23