Coin Street Community Builders appoints new chair


Local resident and hospital doctor, Dr Scott Rice (pictured), has been appointed to chair the board of leading social enterprise Coin Street Community Builders.

Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) is a vital organisation in continuing transformation of London’s South Bank and responsible for changing a largely derelict 13 acre site into a thriving mixed use neighbourhood.  



Scott Rice says: “CSCB has led the South Bank’s transformation since the early 1980s demonstrating a whole new way to development that is community-led. Not only has CSCB made a dramatic difference to the physical environment but also to the lives of many thousands of people living and working in the area.  It has contributed significantly to improving the local economy. 

“The organisation’s current focus is on improving the quality and range of community facilities and programmes on offer such as sports and leisure activities, childcare and family support, training and employment advice. It is working on the re-development of its Doon Street site. This major mixed use scheme includes a public swimming and indoor leisure centre, dance studios for Rambert Dance Company [under construction] and a new town square and is funded by commercial housing. I am delighted to be appointed chair of Coin Street Community Builders at this exciting time.” 

Scott has been heavily involved in the London Waterloo community for many years. Until 2010 he was Chair of Governors at Johanna Primary School in SE1, having been a governor for 10 years. He has been a director of Colombo Street Community and Sports Centre, SE1.