Lovell picked to deliver new Southwark homes

By Jim Dunton - Fri 6 December 2013, 11:00 am

Housebuilder Lovell is to deliver more than 90 new affordable homes and a hostel for Southwark Council at four separate sites in the borough.

The £20 million contract will see the construction of 67 new homes at Sumner Road, 19 homes and a commercial unit on the site of a former housing office at Long Lane, and eight family houses on the site of the former Nunhead Lane Community Centre.

It will also see the construction of a 28-place hostel in Old Kent Road and a replacement community facility for the loss of Nunhead Lane.

Lovell said that construction of the new housing was expected to start in the spring for completion in early 2016.

Councillor Fiona Colley, Southwark’s cabinet member for regeneration and planning, said the contract award was evidence of the authority’s commitment to proactive house-building.

“I am pleased that contractors have been appointed for these sites and we can now press ahead with our plans to create 11,000 brand-new homes over the next 30 years for people in Southwark,” she said.

Lovell regional director Peter Taylor said the new schemes would play an important role in meeting the demand for quality, energy-efficient new housing in the borough.

“We’re delighted to be working alongside Morgan Sindall and Southwark Council to deliver these new developments,” he said.