First new council houses in nearly 30 years are rapidly taking shape

The first new council houses in nearly 30 years are rapidly taking shape as building work continues on the milestone project by Sutton Council.

The new build programme will see 93 new homes delivered across three sites – in Alcester Road, Wallington; Fellowes Road, Carshalton; and Richmond Green, Beddington.

The new homes will offer a mix of one, two and three-bedrooms, suitable for families, including ten that are wheelchair accessible and will be tailored to individual needs.

Councillors and senior staff from Sutton Council recently visited the sites to see for themselves the progress being made.

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of Sutton Council’s housing committee, said: “It is fantastic to see the first new council houses in a generation finally becoming a reality.

“We insisted on high quality designs that will provide an excellent living environment for residents and enhance the local landscape.

“I look forward to welcoming the first families from our housing waiting list into their new homes in the near future.”

The housing is designed by award-winning architect Bell Phillips. Construction firm Kind and Co was contracted to build the new homes which will incorporate energy saving measures, such as solar panels.

The first site is due for completion later this year.

Funding for the new build project has been provided with borrowing from the HRA (Housing Revenue Account) and money reinvested from right to buy sales.

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