Deputy Mayor of London visits Sutton's new council homes

Deputy Mayor of London, James Murray, given a guided tour of the site.

Published Friday, 3rd August 2018

As building work continues, the Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Residential Development toured the borough's new build council home sites on Wednesday to see the progress being made.

James Murray was given a tour of the new build sites at Fellowes Road in Carshalton and Alcester Road in Wallington. A third site in Richmond Green, Beddington, is also under construction.

After touring the sites the deputy mayor held a meeting with the Leader of Sutton Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, and others including Chief Executive, Niall Bolger, to discuss Sadiq Khan’s housing priorities.

James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development said: “Councils like Sutton have a vital role to play in building the homes London desperately needs, which is why the Mayor has launched the first ever City Hall programme dedicated to supporting council housing, helping get 10,000 new council homes underway over the next four years.  It’s really exciting to see these new sites in Sutton, and we look forward to them providing much-needed new council homes for the local community.”

Cllr Dombey said: “Building these new high-spec homes is just one of the ways we are supporting our local community, young families and those that need new homes. Given the financial difficulties we face in financing, these 93 homes are no mean feat. We’re ambitious to make Sutton a great place to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to handing over the keys to these new council homes to new residents in the near future.”

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

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.

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.

For more information visit: www.sutton.gov.uk/newcouncilhousing

Fellowes Road site visit