New Council Homes for Crimscott Street

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Southwark Council will provide at least nine new council homes as part of a new development on Crimscott Street.

43 new homes are being built at the site of an old printworks on Crimscott Street, SE1

The decision was taken by the council’s Cabinet, last week, to acquire 13 units currently being built on the site of an old printworks at 18 to 23 Crimscott Street, SE1.

The development, by CityInc UK, is already underway and will deliver 43 new homes in total.

At least nine of these will now be council homes, with a further four currently earmarked as intermediate housing, such as shared ownership or London Living Rent. These 13 units will provide much needed family-sized homes, including seven homes with four bedrooms and a further three flats with three bedrooms.

The council is committed to delivering 11,000 new council homes throughout the borough by 2043 including 2,500 by 2022. By acquiring new houses and apartments already completed (or being built) by private developers in the borough, the council can ensure it meets its target for 2022.

The Crimscott scheme is already underway and the new council homes are expected to be complete by the end of next year.

The street is in the northern part of the Old Kent Road regeneration area located just opposite the London Square development where 406 new homes, including 135 affordable homes, are also under construction.

Since 2015, planning permission has been granted for more than 8,000 new homes in the Old Kent Road area, 38 percent of which is affordable housing.

In total, 20,000 high quality, new homes are due to be built in the Old Kent Road area as part of the regeneration programme. 35 percent of these (around 7,000) will be affordable homes including 5,000 at social rent.

Read more about the benefits of regenerating Old Kent Road


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