The Homes for Wandsworth programme is delivering benefits for future and existing residents
Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
- Our Homes for Wandsworth programme will build 1,000 new council homes.
- Over half of the programme is either completed and occupied, or currently under construction.
- The remaining proposed homes have planning consent, or are at the design, community engagement and pre-planning stages.
A decent home provides the firm foundation for a decent life. That’s why we’re building 1,000 new council homes to help tackle the council’s housing waiting lists.
Across the programme, over half have already been completed or are currently under construction, with the remaining proposed homes either having planning consent or at the design, community engagement and pre-planning stages.
Aydin Dikerdem, Cabinet Member for housing, said:
“Every new council home built is a family off council waiting lists or out of overcrowded housing, and I am pleased that works are progressing well on these schemes.
“These homes will be prioritised for local residents, giving families a chance for a council rent home in the area that they have already laid roots and we are providing a variety of housing that is necessary to cater for different accessibility needs.”
Works have recently completed at Colson Way in Furzedown, where eight new homes for supported housing which will cater for Wandsworth residents with learning difficulties who can live independently.
This land was previously the site of underused lock-up garages and has been transformed into the new supported housing flats with a communal garden.
A similar scheme at Bessborough Road has recently been approved by the council’s Planning Committee. Once built, this will provide eight supported accommodation homes including two fully wheelchair accessible.
The design has been developed in collaboration with our specialist Occupational Therapist and Adult Social Services teams to provide inclusive, flexible, fully futureproofed and comfortable homes for residents.
The largest project in the programme, Randall Close, will provide 106 new homes and is expected to be completed in early 2025.
During this project, we have been working with the local community through a public art commission. The development’s hoarding designs have been produced by artist Dr Maria Gasparian and print-maker Augusta Akerman in collaboration with students at the local St John Bosco College.
We are committed to working closely with communities, going above and beyond the consultation required for development, to ensure that all new homes built not only benefit the future residents but also provide a tangible benefit for communities through things like new landscaping, facilities and other local improvements.
With the incredible progress made, the programme is on track to deliver over 1,000 homes by 2029.