Lewisham Homes recently secured planning permission for five new social homes on the site of a disused garage block in the Telegraph Hill area.
Our proposal is for the garages on the site to be demolished and the land, including an area of hardstanding to the rear of the garages to be used to build a three-storey apartment building. The building will provide a total of five homes, including a wheelchair accessible home on the ground floor. The tenure of all the units will be social rent.
The project is also a good opportunity to enhance the street and reduce anti-social behaviour and fly tipping associated with the site as it currently is.
Work on the demolition will begin within eight weeks, and we are going to be tendering the main building contract during January.
This is another win for the Building for Lewisham programme, helping to tackle the housing crisis in Lewisham.
Community consultation for the project included a Commonplace website, ‘walk and talk’ events for local residents with the project architects, meeting with adjacent primary school representatives, a Section 105 consultation where secure council tenants gave their views on potential loss of amenity, plus webinars, phone calls and posted information.