Two derelict industrial units on Pomeroy Street will be transformed into new homes by 2020
The new site between Queen’s Road Peckham and New Cross will include more than 60 houses and flats and two floors of commercial units, and a minimum of 35 per cent of homes will be available for shared ownership and social rent.
Peabody Housing Association has appointed ENGIE to redevelop the site. It says construction is set to cost sixteen million and the building will include a solar panel roof and communal garden.
The association says it aims to give jobs to at least eight apprentices from the area and has pledged that half of employees involved in the regeneration will be local.
Dick Mortimer, Peabody’s executive director for development, said: “Disused land like this across the capital is a really important resource and we want to help all London boroughs reactivate these sites and deliver new genuinely affordable homes.
“The homes at Pomeroy Street will have first-class energy efficiency and be complemented by new shops for local people.
“Our employment, training and community investment teams will also be involved as we move towards completion in 2020.
“We look forward to working with the London Borough of Lewisham and ENGIE to deliver this excellent scheme as soon as possible.”