We're working in partnership with the Mayor of London and HG Construction on the scheme in Glengall Road. A total of 170 homes are currently being built, including 154 affordable homes and 16 for open market sale.
Tom Copley, London’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, and Paul Hackett, our Chief Executive, poured the final section of cement on the sixth floor of the building on Tuesday 22 August. The event, which included a tour of the site to look at progress made so far, marked the latest milestone in the construction of this site. Construction started in August last year and is due to complete in Spring 2025.
The impressive site stands on the R White’s Lemonade factory and Edison Bell radio factories. Jack Johnson, the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion, made a spoken word record in 1914 at the Edison Bell works at Glengall Road.
The development will recognise the history of the area by retaining the front façade of the original factory to Glengall Road, as well as the industrial chimney to the back.
“Glengall Road is about showcasing what we can achieve together when conditions allow. The development is well situated, with not only Burgess Park on its doorstep but the proposed extension of the Bakerloo line looking to bring two new stations along Old Kent Road - enhancing the current transport links. It has the potential to be a place of great inspiration and opportunity for residents and we will play our part in creating a thriving community here as a long-term committed partner of the GLA and Southwark Council. We look forward to welcoming residents to their new homes.”
“I’m extremely pleased that this partnership between the Mayor of London, Southern Housing and HG Construction is set to deliver 170 new homes – 90 per cent of which will be genuinely affordable – in Southwark. This impressive new development builds on City Hall’s progress of delivering record levels of affordable housebuilding across the capital and will ensure that more Londoners can benefit from high-quality, affordable homes – helping to build a better London for everyone.”