Building works reach the roof level at two new council homes sites in Bermondsey

9 May 2023

Building works have reached the roof level and continue at pace at two sites providing 40 new council homes, play spaces and communal gardens at St Saviours Estate in West Bermondsey. Southwark councillors and ARJ Construction held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the occasion on Tuesday 18 April 2023.

Southwark Council is building 24 new council homes in a five-storey building at the Maltby Street site, including four wheelchair adapted duplex flats. The council is also providing disabled car parking spaces, bike storage, communal gardens and a playground as part of the development.

Southwark Council is building another 16 new council homes in a five-storey building at the Fendall Street site. This development also includes a wheelchair adapted flat, bike storage, a new ball court, a play area and a communal garden.

Both sites replace old garages and pram sheds that were part of the St Saviours Estate.

Cllr Darren Merrill, Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness, said “I’m delighted to be here today to celebrate building works reaching the roof level at these two exciting new developments. These 40 new council homes across both sites will be a real asset for the local community, helping to tackle the housing crisis locally and enhancing the local area. I’m proud that we are being innovative and creative in the way we use our spaces to support our local communities to thrive.”

Paul Hunt, Operations Director for ARJ Construction Ltd, said “Affordable housing is a critical need in our society. ARJ Construction Ltd are proud to be working with Southwark Council to deliver these high-quality new council homes for many individuals and families who need affordable housing.”

The Maltby Street development is expected to complete in December 2023 and the Fendall Street development is expected to complete in early 2024.

Page last updated: 09 May 2023