Construction work for 46 new affordable homes at Winstanley & York Road Estate in Wandsworth officially topped out this week
Built by Winstanley & York Road regeneration, a joint venture between Taylor Wimpey Central London and Wandsworth Council, the new apartment buildings will provide new affordable homes for existing estate residents.
The council has directly invested £13.5m to bring forward the new homes, which will be ready to occupy next year. As part of their construction, the team is consulting with estate residents over details of fit out and materials in the flats.
This forms part of major plans drawn up by Winstanley & York Road Regeneration to breathe new life into the estate. Under the proposals, 2,550 new homes would be provided, 35% of which are to be affordable, including replacement homes for all existing secure tenant and resident leaseholders, as well as new community facilities including a state-of-the-art leisure and community centre, a library, a children’s centre and nursery.
The affordable homes will be offered in a range of tenures, including social rent, shared ownership, shared equity, affordable rent and private rent.
Councillor Ravi Govindia, said: “Winstanley and York Road are two of Wandsworth’s major housing estates and our vision is to completely regenerate both of these estates. Taking care of existing residents and ensuring that they are appropriately housed is really important to us, which is why this block specifically provides new homes for decanted estate residents.
“However, this is more than just new homes, this will be a transformational project – there will be untold opportunities for people to train, improve their life chances, education and skills. We want to build new homes and an exciting future for all who live in them.”
Lee Bishop, managing director from Taylor Wimpey, added: “Importantly, the regeneration of Winstanley & York Road Estate will provide all existing council tenants and resident leaseholders with fantastic, high quality new homes on the same site. We hope that this new apartment building will provide the first of many affordable homes across the estate.”