Development

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There is a major shortage of affordable housing in Lewisham and Bromley, across London and other parts of the country.

We're committed to help tackle this problem by building new homes.

You can find out more about our current and planned developments using the links below.

Hazelhurst Court

With funding from the Mayor of London and Lewisham Council, we've built 60 one and two-bed extra care homes for affordable rent next to our existing properties for older people at Hazelhurst Court. 

These new homes allow older people to live independently in secure and comfortable accommodation, within their communities and established networks of friends, family and neighbours. The first residents moved into their homes in November 2017. Care is provided by Notting Hill Genesis.

The scheme also incorporates communal areas, including a kitchen and dining area, garden room and lounge area and a shared courtyard.

 

Forster House

Forster House

Planning permission to build 22 new homes for affordable rent on land adjacent to our existing properties at Forster House on Whitefoot Lane, was granted by Lewisham Council in January 2016.  

Saltash has been appointed as our contractor. We expect that construction will begin in late 2017 and that the new homes will be completed in 2019.

In addition to the proposals for new homes, we plan to upgrade amenity spaces for the entire Forster House site, improving environmental spaces for all residents.

Existing residents at Forster House helped us to develop these plans and took part in consultations about our proposals for upgrades to the amenity spaces. The planned environmental works will include new planting, surfaces and walkways.  

 

2-4 Riverpark Gardens

In July 2016 The Planning Inspectorate upheld an appeal to allow the development of 8 new homes (a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed flats) at a site in Riverpark Gardens in Bromley, BR2. Works are expected to begin on site in early 2018.

The proposals were developed following consultation with local residents.

Resident newsletter | December 2016

Resident newsletter | March 2015

 

Woodbank Road

We have identified a grassed area on Woodbank Road between Bideford Road and Ilfracombe Road as a development site. Previously, a terrace of four homes stood on the site, and these were demolished in the 1980s. Plans for a new four-house scheme were approved by Lewisham Council in July 2016.

We have appointed Thomas Sinden Ltd as our contractor and preparatory works will begin on site in June 2018. We expect that the new homes will be available for affordable rent in summer 2019.

17–32 Melfield Gardens 

We are reviewing existing developments where they may be potential to create more homes, as part of our efforts to address the shortage of affordable housing in our area. 

We are considering the redevelopment of 17-32 Melfield Gardens (inclusive) after the completion of our new homes at Hazelhurst Court.

This would require the demolition of the existing two story block and replacement with between 24 and 32 new one and two-bedroom flats, and we have contacted current tenants and leaseholders with a formal notice.

Arcus Road / Chingley Close

We are reviewing existing developments and disused sites where there may be potential to create more homes, as part of our efforts to address the shortage of affordable housing in our area.

We are considering development opportunities on the site of garages and disused allotments at the rear of Arcus Road and Chingley Close. Redevelopment of the site could create new homes for individuals and families in housing need.

Though our proposals are at an early stage, we have contacted neighbouring residents to provide information about these possible plans so they can be fully involved throughout our consultation process.

Access to the site would require demolition of the existing two storey block at [3-10] Chingley Close and we contacted the existing residents of this block to discuss our proposals in January 2018.

We have now contacted our existing tenants and leaseholders at [3-10] Chingley Close with a formal notice and to advise on the support available. 

We expect to appoint architects shortly. Once our plans have progressed, we will arrange a number of events for local residents to come and discuss the plans as they are developed, before a planning application is made.

Farmstead Road

We are reviewing existing developments and disused sites where there may be potential to create more homes, as part of our efforts to address the shortage of affordable housing in our area.

We are considering development opportunities on the land next to the railway line behind numbers 56, 56a, 58 and 60 Farmstead Road. Redevelopment of the site could create new homes for individuals and families in housing need.

We met with the existing Phoenix tenants of 56, 56a, 58 and 60 Farmstead Road in April 2018, to introduce our proposals and the impact that these could have to their homes in April 2018.

Access to the site would require demolition of these properties and we have now contacted our existing tenants with a formal notice and to advise on the support available.

We expect to appoint architects shortly. Once our plans have progressed, we will arrange a number of events for local residents to come and discuss the plans as they are developed, before a planning application is made.