Southern Housing Group launches its new three-year corporate plan with an emphatic commitment to growth as it announces six new development projects in London and the south east of England. Combined, the new sites will deliver 488 new homes, 72% of which will be affordable, and contribute 7% of the Group’s target of 7,500 new homes before 2027.
Oliver Boundy, Executive Director Development and Growth for the Group said, “There is no doubt that we have made a strong start to 2020. We have already signed contracts on six new sites. Taken together, they will add almost 500 new homes to our portfolio; a clear demonstration of our commitment to providing more decent, affordable homes and services to more people right across our operational area.”
Oliver continued, “As a well-established Registered Provider we have the experience, expertise and appetite to take on bigger, landmark projects. However, we continue to seek opportunities where we can help fulfil the expectations of the communities we already serve. A mix of brownfield and greenfield sites that bring much needed new homes, amenities and regeneration through the repurposing of the land are always exciting and can deliver real benefits to their communities.”
The six new development sites are:
Herald Street, Tower Hamlets, east London
A former warehouse in Bethnal Green, this will deliver 62 new apartments to an area with very high demand, with 80% of the new homes to be affordable. This development will also re- provide the gallery that has been on site, with a 540 square metre space for them to display their works. Construction is underway and will complete in February 2022.
Glengall Road, Southwark, south London
This scheme just off the Old Kent Road has a resolution to grant planning permission for 181 new homes on the site of a former factory and warehouse. As well as a large amount of commercial workspace, the scheme will provide discounted, affordable workspace for local artisans and start-ups. Site mobilization is expected in the next few months.
Ockford Park, Godalming, Surrey (pictured in header)
Southern Housing Group will work with Cala Homes in Surrey to deliver 80 affordable homes as part of their larger 286-home development, with a bespoke, 1930s-style design to complement the houses in the surrounding area. Southern Housing Group’s homes will be delivered between 2021 and 2023.
Wings Nursery and Wings House, Woodchurch, Adur
Southern Housing Group plans to deliver a total of 75 new homes across two adjacent sites with contractor, Thakeham Client. The former Wings Nursery site was purchased with outline planning permission for 55 homes and a separate planning application for Wings House will be submitted in the coming months.
Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey
A site has been purchased in Guildford for the construction of 39 new homes and the refurbishment of a Grade II listed building which will be delivered in 2022.
West Kent College, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent
A planning application will be submitted in March 2020 for 51 new homes (100% affordable). The three- and four-bedroom houses and apartments will be delivered by Southern Housing Group in 2022.