Southwark Council celebrates building milestone on new council homes site in Rotherhithe

23 March 2022

Southwark councillors and Tenants & Residents Association (TRA) members celebrated a topping out ceremony at the Haddonfield Garages site on Thursday 10 March 2022.

Guildmore building contractors led a site visit of the two blocks which will provide 14 new council homes for social rent, as well as improvements to outside communal areas.

Southwark’s Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness, Councillor Stephanie Cryan, laid a ceremonial brick to celebrate the building works reaching the roof level.

Councillor Stephanie Cryan said, “I’m delighted to be here today to celebrate the important milestone the construction works have reached on this site. The Haddonfield Garages scheme sits in my ward so it’s an area that I’m very familiar with and it’s so exciting to see these wonderful, high-quality new council homes being provided for local people here”.

Julie Eyles, Secretary of the Silverlock Hall TRA, also attended the ceremony to see the buildings and celebrate the progress made on the new homes.

Construction work on Haddonfield Garages started in summer 2020 and is expected to finish in summer 2022.

Southwark Council is committed to one of the most ambitious council house building programmes in London, aiming to build or start construction on 2,500 new council homes by May 2022. The council works with residents to shape the way they deliver new council homes, from site identification through to consultation, design, planning, and delivery. 

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