1,030 new homes and £110m repairs contract from one council

  • Southwark Council has approved plans for more than 1,000 new homes alongside signing a £110m housing repairs contract with Mears.

    Last Thursday night the planning committee approved 1,030 new apartments, 231 of which shall be affordable. Construction Krane

    Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration and planning, said: "The new homes, with their bold and exciting architecture will replace the lifeless, out-of town, retail-park look the area is associated with. The new Decathlon store will be retained as an anchor to the town centre we're beginning to see emerge. This approval will help to realise the vision of the area action plan to create a new heart for Rotherhithe."

    The council has also sealed a £110m repairs contract beginning in November in Camberwell, Peckham, Peckham Rye, Nunhead and Dulwoch, as well as temporary accommodation borough-wide, reports Inside Housing.

    Ian Wingfield, cabinet member for housing, said: "Southwark Council is committed to improving customer satisfaction with our repairs service. The signing of this contract is a significant step towards what we want to achieve, delivering a first class service to residents. We know how important it is to get repairs right first time. During their time as interim contractor, Mears has demonstrated that they share our ambitions, and are the right choice for this contract. We are delighted to shake hands on the contract and get down to the business of providing a great service to residents."

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