Enabling works for Penry Street housing scheme

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Southwark Council is building 24 new homes on the junction of Penry Street and Old Kent Road.

Design for the 233-247 Old Kent Road / Penry Street scheme

The scheme, on the site of a former petrol station (233-247 Old Kent Road) will deliver 13 new council homes and 11 private homes alongside commercial units on the ground floor which will be let by the council.

This development is just one of dozens of schemes in the pipeline for Old Kent Road which will ultimately deliver 20,000 new homes for the area, helping to address Southwark’s housing shortage.

Comprising two blocks (five and four storey) plus a three-storey wing on Penry Street, the development has been designed to complement the Victorian character of its surroundings. It will also repair a significant gap in the commercial facades along this stretch of Old Kent Road (originally caused by WW2 bombing).

Enabling works are due to begin by the start of 2020 and we will undertake some surveys ahead of these works.

The works will include removing the old petrol station oil tanks (set in the ground) and demolition of the remaining structures on site.

We anticipate that all the works will be contained within the site, however, there will be some dust and noise (which we will keep to a minimum). We will advise of any other potential impact on the surrounding area, nearer the time.

The scheme is due to complete in 2021 with the first residents moving into their new homes later that year.

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