Building work has finished on ten “wonderful” new council homes with gardens in south Bermondsey.
The Welsford Street homes, a mix of three-bed, four-storey and two-bed, three-storey, will be offered to local council tenants in housing need.
The houses, built by Bonds Builders, were handed over to Southwark Council on Thursday (October 14). They use heat pumps, a low-carbon heating and hot water system that absorbs heat from the outside air, the council said. This should lower the houses’ carbon footprint while also reducing energy bills.
Cllr Stephanie Cryan, the council’s cabinet member for council homes and homelessness, said, “I’m truly blown away by these fantastic new houses which will made wonderful homes for families in housing need in the area. I know that these spacious, high-quality houses with picturesque gardens will be loved by those who move in and will provide the ideal homes for local families to raise their children.”
As well as the gardens, there is also a small pocket park outside the new development which was created to preserve the three large Norwegian Maple trees at the site.
Southwark Council will be hosting an opening ceremony to officially open the new houses and welcome new residents in the coming months.