Working jointly with Lewisham Council we have built the first council housing in the borough for 30 years.
Six new homes near Mercator Road in Lee will be advertised on Lewisham Homesearch this week for prospective tenants to bid for.
Watch a time-lapse video of the new homes being built below.
Julia Cotton, resident and Chair of Lewisham Homes Board said: “I am excited by the difference the new homes will make. We have taken neglected land and transformed it into six fabulous new and much needed homes for local families. We desperately need more social housing and it’s great to see Lewisham Homes leading the way creating new social housing opportunities for Lewisham people.”
The new four three-bedroom and two two-bedroom homes are energy efficient, have private family gardens with bike stores, refuse and composting facilities.
We led the build as part of the New Homes Better Places programme with Lewisham Council. The programme aims to build 500 council homes over five years.
Councillor Damien Egan, Lewisham Council Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “We have pledged to build 500 council homes by 2018 so this is just the start. This is part of our ambitious programme to build new homes, invest in social housing and housing for older people and working with developers to build more homes for Lewisham people at affordable prices.”
We worked with London-based construction company, Rooff Limited to build the new homes on behalf of the Council.