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About the estate

Harman Close is situated on the Avondale Square Estate, just off the Old Kent Road in the London Borough of Southwark.

Set in mature secluded gardens, Harman Close has 39 large bedsit flats, eight one-bedroom flats and one two-bedroom flat built on the ground, first and second floors. There are two lifts serving all floors. All flats have their own kitchens and bathrooms. There are window boxes in each of the ground floor flats and balconies on the upper floors.

There is also a communal lounge on the ground floor where residents can relax, play pool or darts, and enjoy views of the pond and gardens. The communal gardens are available for use by residents and there are occasional social events organised by both residents and the Scheme Manager (such as coffee mornings or fish and chip suppers).

A dedicated scooter storage room is also available for those with mobility needs. Parking spaces and garages are available to rent, subject to availability. Information about residents' parking can be obtained from the Scheme Manager.

Rents include heating and hot water within the flats, and communal heating charges; they do not include water charges. A support and service charge is included in the rent.

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.

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For more information on the Harman Close, including how to apply for housing, please contact:

Housing Needs Team
Department of Community and Children's Services
3 Lauderdale Place
Barbican London EC2Y 8EN
Tel: 020 7332 1237/ 3452/ 1654

You can email the Housing Needs Team for any enquiries.

There are many other amenities, leisure facilities and places of worship locally. Your Scheme Manager would be happy to help source other/alternative places of worship/religious groups or any other facilities within the local or wider community.