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About LCB
London Community Building CIC is a social enterprise which aims to use building refurbishment and open space transformation projects to create training and employment opportunities for individuals from target groups such as the long-term unemployed, young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training), ex-offenders and ex-servicemen. We carry out work to a high standard and reinvest a proportion of our surplus in community-based projects


London Community Building - Pepys Resource Centre Workshop - Deptford Foreshore

Sydenham Library

Sydenham Community Library Installation

Who we are
London Community Building is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which was formed in February 2013 by two founder Directors, Reginald Stirling Chambers and Tony Rich.

The Directors
Tony Rich
Tony has a background in town planning, economic development and regeneration. He has over 20 years experience gained in the local government sector both at the London Borough level and more recently at the national level at the Local Government Association. Since 2006 he has run his own regeneration consultancy focusing in particular on supporting projects to generate social outcomes from under-used land and property assets.
Reginald Stirling Chambers
Reginald has a background in Construction and Further Education. He has over 40 years experience
at all levels in construction, first as an indentured apprentice carpenter and joiner working London and the city then in the Middle East and across Europe. He went on to lecture in carpentry and joinery in FE. He also worked as a Building Contractor managing design and build. More recently he ran his own NVQ accredited training centre delivering NVQ 2/3 via On Site Assessment and Training (OSAT).

Our partners
We currently partner with a range of organisations to deliver our projects including:

  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Probation Trust
  • St Giles Trust
  • Lewisham Homes
  • Eco Communities

Signs installed at Crofton Park Library, London

Work completed using recycled counters at Grove Park Library, London

Our Guiding Principles

  • Incorporate training opportunities in all projects
  • Use local labour
  • Pair local tradespeople with trainees
  • Develop all our staff
  • Pay fair and competitive rates
  • Pay on time
  • Reuse materials
  • Recycle materials
  • Build for permanency
  • Source our materials from small independent outlets/suppliers

What is a CIC

Community Interest Companies (CICS) are limited companies, with special additional features, created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other activity for community benefit, and not purely for private advantage.

This is achieved by a "community interest test" and "asset lock", which ensure that the CIC is established for community purposes and the assets and profits are dedicated to these purposes. Registration of a company as a CIC has to be approved by the Regulator who also has a continuing monitoring and enforcement role.

We are open to exploring partnerships with all types of organisations which share our values of seeking to maximise social outcomes through making better use of vacant land and buildings.

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