Lewisham modular housing village receives approval

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Lewisham’s next modular housing village consisting of 34 flats for homeless families has been approved and is expected to be completed by 2020

The modular housing development in Edward Street in Deptford will see two and three-bedroom flats built.

Plans also include a community nursery and a commercial space, as well as a communal courtyard.

It is one of three similar “pop-up” developments which have been approved – with a further two billed for Mayfield in Lee and Homepark in Sydenham.

A fourth modular housing village is also in development, according to Lewisham Council documents.

Lewisham Mayor Damien Egan said: “Delivering new social homes is a top priority for Lewisham Council.

“We are committed to delivering 1,000 new social homes over the next four years, which is the biggest social housing programme in Lewisham for decades.

“I am very pleased that another one of our pop-up villages has been approved in Deptford. This highly innovative project will provide 34 homes for homeless Lewisham families and a community nursery.

“I am pleased that we are working again with the Richard Rogers Partnership, who have worked closely with the local community on the design of the new building.”

The units act as a temporary solution while new-build and estate regeneration take place across the borough.

The modular housing units are expected to remain on the site for around four years, when they can be moved to other sites as required.

There are nearly 10,000 people on Lewisham’s housing waiting list and over 2,000 households in temporary accommodation due to a lack of social housing in the borough.

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