A breakdown of the regeneration, house prices and key changes to the London Borough of Lewisham.

HOMES FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN LEWISHAM

Brasted Close has some 2-bedroom homes left on its development, with people who have lived in Lewisham for five years able to obtain a mortgage there.

The full development comprises 11 permanently affordable homes, sold for 50% of its market value, and will be completed in Autumn 2022.

TWO TOWERS TO CREEKSIDE IN 2022

In November 2020, the Lewisham council gave planning permission for two 25+ storey towers to be built, but they will be without any social housing.

Subject to completion in Autumn 2022, Creekside will provide 56 affordable homes with shared ownership available.

Two Towers, Creekside development [All rights to 853 London]

HUNDREDS OF NEW HOMES ON POST-WAR SITE

Bringing over 300 homes to Catford in southern Lewisham, Excalibur Estate is a regeneration project taking place on the site of post-war bungalows.

Phases one and two have already been completed and phase three, delivering 102 properties, will be finished in winter 2023.

MINI DEVELOPMENT IN BROCKLEY

Completing this summer, Endwell Road is a smaller development that will bring nine new council homes on a disused garage site.

Though approved before the Government’s announced aim of concentrating of building on brownfield sites, this development fits right in with that scheme.

OVERHAUL TO NEW CROSS ESTATE

Ready in autumn 2023, Somerville Estate in New Cross will sit 11 minutes away from Queens Road Peckham station and will bring 23 new homes to the area, all at London Affordable Rent levels.

In addition, it brings landscaping, footpath and lighting improvements plus electric car charging points to the area, which already has an existing housing estate that will benefit from this.

BRAND NEW HMO LICENSING SCHEME

On the 14th of June, Lewisham Council launched a scheme that will mean HMOs (Homes in multiple occupation) will require a license to operate in and will go through an inspection before being approved.

At least 6000 homes in the borough will need a license in order to operate, as the council has set out a task to tackle “poor quality housing”. The standard fee is £500.

LIVING ACCOMMODATION FOR THE DISABLED

The Mayor of Lewisham Damien Egan led the ‘topping out’ ceremony of Mayow Road in February 2022, and the project is set to be completed this summer.

The 32 home development is being delivered in partnership with the NHS and will provide living accommodation for residents with challenging learning difficulties and/or autism.