Building works reach the roof level at new development in Bermondsey

27 February 2023

Building works have reached the roof level at Southwark Council’s Penry Street development in South Bermondsey. The new development will provide 24 new homes, three retail spaces, garden areas and a roof garden in a five storey building on the corner of Penry Street and Old Kent Road.

Southwark Council and Glenman Corporation held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the building milestone on Wednesday 21 February 2023.

Thirteen of the new homes at Penry Street will be council homes for local people, and 11 of the homes will be for private sale, helping to fund the development. The site was previously occupied by a petrol station.

Cllr Darren Merrill, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness, said, “I’m delighted to be here today to celebrate building works reaching the roof level at this exciting new development. These new homes will be a real asset for the local community, helping to tackle the housing crisis locally and enhancing the local area.

“But it’s not just new homes that we are providing – the new retail spaces will boost the local economy and create new opportunities for local people. We are also providing new cycle parking, garden areas and a roof garden as part of this development. I’m proud that we are being innovative and creative in the way we use our spaces to support our local communities to thrive.”

Micheál Conneally, Contracts Director at Glenman, said, “We are delighted to have reached this stage of the project. We are very proud to be involved in this project to deliver 24 new homes, all sustainably designed and constructed. We look forward to our continued collaboration as we finish this development.”

In line with Southwark Council’s local lettings policy, at least 50 per cent of the new council homes will be offered to local tenants in housing need already living in the immediate area. The remaining homes will be offered to others on the council’s wider housing waiting list.

The development is expected to complete in autumn 2023

Page last updated: 27 February 2023

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