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elmingTon Notting Hill Housing has been shown the green light to begin phase two of the regeneration of the Elmington estate, on the Edmund Street site. The housing association is currently tendering the construction project, and work is due to start on site at the end of 2012, continuing in phases and completing in 2015. The new Edmund Street will include 279 units, including around 27 family homes and approximately 35% affordable housing. Almost 50% of the rented homes will be

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family houses with gardens, and more than 20% of units will have at least three bedrooms. The environmentally friendly homes – with green roofs and PV cells to generate electricity for the development – will have extensive amenity space, to be provided in three to sixstorey buildings, with one seven-storey marker building overlooking Burgess Park. Thirty semi-mature trees, carefully designed communal green areas, small gardens between pavements and frontages, and play areas are part of a careful landscaping policy.

Residential buildings previously on site were demolished 10 years ago and the site has remained empty since. Southwark Council’s cabinet recently selected a preferred development partner for the final phase of the Elmington regeneration project, comprising the refurbishment of 88 existing homes and the redevelopment of others to create a total of 641 new homes (including 136 council homes from phase one), with 43% of the scheme (276 homes) to be affordable.

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Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...

Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...