Stunning new council homes become ready for local tenants

25 April 2017

Southwark Council’s ambitious 11,000 new homes programme gains further ground this month as 56 brand new apartments become available for council tenants.

This month, the council was handed the keys to stunning new apartments on Blackfriars Road, Southwark, ready for local people in real need of a home to move in.

The brand new homes, designed by Maccreanor Lavington architects and built to extremely high specification by Barratt Homes for the council, will be let at council rent, 40 per cent of the market rent, and available first to people living in the direct vicinity. The homes are the first ones sold via S106 to a local authority by Barratt Homes and have completed over a year ahead of schedule.

The beautiful new council homes, set in an exceptional location in the north of the borough, boast a top floor roof terrace with panoramic views over the river and London and a first floor terrace that all residents are able to access.

The new homes are in one block of five brand new apartment blocks on the Blackfriars development. The nine storey property will house eight one bed, 40 two bed and eight three bedroom apartments, with a total of 336 homes across the whole development plus a £4.9m off site affordable housing payment, meaning the site provides 35 per cent affordable housing.

Councillor Stephanie Cryan, cabinet member for housing, said, “This is the kind of quality we’re aiming for with all our new homes, and the stunning location means that council tenants will be able to enjoy living in some of the most attractive homes in the borough.”

Councillor Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “With this block we have now completed 350 new council homes which bring us closer to our target for the first 1,500. I am delighted by the quality which is testament to our commitment to decent homes, and we look forward to welcoming the new tenants.”

Last updated: 25 April 2017