Peabody St Johns Hill new build development St Johns Way

All the news relating to the regeneration of the St John's Hill estate

Updated proposals (November 2015)

You can now see information about our updated proposals as well as existing planning permission.

To find out more, download the files below (separated into two files for ease of access):

Peabody appoints sculptor for public art project

We’ve selected sculptor Rodney Harris to design a series of external artworks at St John’s Hill. Rodney’s proposal is to create brick relief sculptures embedded in the facades of buildings throughout the estate.

The sculptures will represent the memories and histories of residents past and present. Rodney has set up a Facebook page documenting the sculpture's progress.

New timelapse video

At the start of the redevelopment, we set up a camera to take a series of photos charting its progress. Here's the story so far: 

Want to join the residents' steering group?

steering group

The residents’ steering group is closely involved in all aspects of the St John’s Hill regeneration.

“It’s our chance to have a say about where we live,” says Lynette, a member. “We can point out things that the architects might not be aware of, such as the places where people congregate, or where we need more lighting."

If you’re interested in joining the group, please contact Sarah-Jane Day, Neighbourhood Manager, at


Community activities

A variety of regular classes and activities take place at the community centre, including flower arranging, mosaics, pilates, quilting, bingo, line dancing and a playgroup.

If you have any ideas for activities, please contact Rebecca Fenner, Community Worker:

Contractor news

John Sisk & Son Ltd are the contractors carrying out the first stage (Phase 1) of the building work at St John’s Hill.

Sisk is a family company that was founded in 1859, which makes it about the same age as Peabody (founded 1862). Sisk took possession of the site at the end of January.