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Children and young people, Community and living, Housing

Lambeth paving the way for new homes

Work has started on a new scheme that will bring 89 new homes and a new nursery to the north of Lambeth.

After Ethelred Nursery and a neighbouring children’s centre moved to premises nearby, workers have begun preparations for a project that will help Lambeth’s goal of building 1,000 new homes at Council-rent levels and improving pedestrian access through the area.

The land around Elkington Point, Brittany Point, Ward Point and the old Ethelred Nursery is being developed by Braeburn Estates for the Council. Braeburn is doing this as one of the conditions imposed on them by the Council as a part of the planning permission to redevelop the Shell Centre at Waterloo.

The work, around Lollard Street and Kennington Road, will provide:

•89 new homes, of which 70 will be affordable homes at Council-level rents
•15 individual houses
•6 apartment buildings
•A new Ethelred Nursery and Children’s Centre on the corner of Kennington Road

Braeburn Estates is paying for this development and carrying out the building work for Homes for Lambeth, the Council’s 100%-owned company which will be used to build more and better homes needed for Lambeth residents.

The next step in the development will be the demolition of the old car park on Lollard Street, starting late next month. Demolition should be completed in August 2016 with building work complete in spring 2018.

Lollard Street BEFORE

Lollard Street car park BEFORE building work

Lollard Street AFTER

Lollard Street car park AFTER building work (artist’s impression)

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