Thomas Sinden has been awarded the contract for the Hidden Homes Phase 6 works at Comber House and Pinner House by Southwark Council
Work has already started on the £1m project and will last 40 weeks. All of the homes will be built to the Council’s standards.
The Hidden Homes Phase 6 works comprise the conversion of a redundant attic drying area within Comber House roof into six additional two-bedroom council flats and the conversion of part of the ground floor of Pinner House, which was built as a laundry, into a two-bedroom residential unit.
These council flats form part of Southwark Council’s 11,000 new homes programme, the most ambitious council house building programme in the country.
Graeme Sinden, Director of Thomas Sinden commented: “We are delighted to be awarded this contract from Southwark Council.
“With the impact of the severe housing crisis in London affecting all boroughs, it is rewarding to be part of a scheme such as Hidden Homes, which is identifying empty or disused areas and buildings that can be renovated into much needed housing for local people.
“We are extremely experienced at conversion projects within existing residential schemes, like Comber House and Pinner House, and we will be working to ensure there is as little disruption as possible.
“We have also been working closely with Southwark Council and the existing residents through a ‘meet the contractor’ event and newsletters to ensure they have been consulted on all aspects of the development.”
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