Council’s first directly delivered new housing for 10 years

Written by on October 13, 2015 in Council, Housing, News - 3 Comments
Building site

Cllr Matthew Bennett (left); Hassie Koromah, Lambeth building control surveyor (centre); and James Millen, director of builders Sandwood Construction

Lambeth council’s first directly delivered new-build council housing by for ten years is under way at Akerman Road near Myatt’s Fields.

Due to be finished next summer, the £1.9m scheme consists of nine new homes at social rent created by the the restoration and modification of two Victorian terraced houses and three new energy-efficient PassivHaus homes.

The project is being funded by money from planning development and a successful bid to the Greater London Authority’s Local Growth Fund.

One of the existing houses, number 56, was home to music hall legend Dan Leno between 1898-1901 .

More recently they were temporary hostel accommodation for homeless people.

Cllr Matthew Bennett, Lambeth council cabinet member for housing, said the scheme protected Lambeth’s heritage and secured badly needed homes for local people.

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Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

3 Comments on "Council’s first directly delivered new housing for 10 years"

  1. Paul Martin October 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm ·

    And here ends the advertorial for Lambeth Council.

    Another pointless, toothless article from an increasingly pointless website.

    • Alan Slingsby October 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm ·

      Thank you for your kind words

  2. Tim Gopsill October 13, 2015 at 3:20 pm ·

    Nine new homes. Great news. In only ten years. Any idea how many flats in the mega private blocks just finishing on the other side of Akerman Road, site of the former Myatts Fields council; estate?

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