Council takes possession of four new homes in Southfields
The exterior and interior of the new flats
Work has now completed on a development at 1a Arnal Crescent in Southfields, the latest development in the council’s Housing For All programme. The new residents are set to move in next month.
Local builders Porchfern were contracted to provide four new social rented homes within a four-storey building. Each apartment comes with its own balcony, providing residents with outdoor space. The building also features cycle storage, solar panels and attractive landscaping.
The ground floor flat has been designed and built as fully wheelchair accessible, with automatic entrance doors, wider doorways and hallway and a space for charging a wheelchair. It also features a fully accessible kitchen with an adjustable worktop with hob and sink and a wet room with contemporary shower rails and seat.
It is anticipated that residents will begin moving in from February 2022.
Councillor Jonathan Cook, Cabinet Member for Housing at Wandsworth Council, said, “The completion of this high-quality development is another milestone in the council’s Housing For All programme and demonstrates our commitment to provide affordable homes for local residents to rent, part and fully buy, depending on their circumstances. Utilising our own land the scheme exemplifies our commitment to delivering quality homes including adapted units for those with physical disabilities.
“There is a national housing shortage and this can only be tackled by building a range of homes to suit the variety of needs of our residents and with projects like this Wandsworth Council is stepping up to the challenge.”
The council says that its Housing For All programme is on track to deliver 1,000 homes by 2027 with nearly half (46% - 462) having been completed, being built or having obtained planning consent. All new homes within the programme are prioritised for Wandsworth residents and key workers.
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January 19, 2022