Kingston Council partners with Countryside to build first programme of new council homes in a generation
Kingston Council has awarded Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, the design and build contract for 100 much needed new council homes for Kingston residents.
Making best use of four underutilised sites in the borough, all of the homes - the first to be built in a generation - will form part of the council’s general needs housing stock. Work has begun on the first site, at York Way in Chessington.
Over £10m of grant funding has been secured from the Mayor’s Building Council Homes for Londoners programme to support the delivery of the new homes.
Safety, sustainability and high quality architecture have been central to the design process and by providing wider landscaping improvements the developments will also benefit existing local residents. All of the homes have been designed to be able to adapt to residents’ needs, and a number of the homes will be fully accessible to wheelchair users.
The project is part of an ambitious programme of development across the Council's portfolio, including the regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate.
Cllr Emily Davey, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Kingston Council, said:
We are excited to be working with Countryside to bring a new breed of much needed council homes into the borough.
All of the homes are being built on under-utilised sites, and will have sustainability at their core - reducing CO2 emissions, improving local biodiversity and allowing tenants to live more sustainably. I can’t wait to see Countryside bring these plans into reality.
Daniel King, Managing Director, Partnerships West London & Thames Valley, Countryside said:
With a proven track record in creating sustainable communities, we are delighted to have been selected by Kingston Council to deliver an additional 100 high-quality council homes across the borough. Already in partnership with the Council to deliver the regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate, we are committed to improving the quality of housing in Kingston and are looking forward to getting started.