Ravensbury brick laying ceremony
The first bricks for phase one of the Ravensbury regeneration have now been placed in a ceremony marking this early stage of construction.
This development comprises of 21 new homes for the community, and forms the first of four phases that are to regenerate and enhance this area of Merton.
Representatives from national contractor United Living, Clarion Housing Group, Mace and Silver alongside Councillor Stephen Alambritis and Siobhan McDonagh MP came together to celebrate the milestone.
Paul Quinn, Clarion’s Director for Merton Regeneration said: “We are delighted to lay the first brick at Ravensbury, officially marking the start of Clarion’s £1 billion Merton regeneration project.
“By delivering 2,800 much needed new homes, improving the local environment and creating hundreds of jobs, the benefits of this transformational project will be felt by both the existing community and by generations of future Merton residents.”
Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “This scheme is very important, not just to the council but to the people who live here. It kicks off a £1 billion regeneration by Clarion and we want to thank them and United Living for their efforts here in the London Borough of Merton. It is making things happen which is very important and also brings jobs and investment into the area and better housing for the people of Merton.”
Paul Stannard, Contract Manager at United Living, said “We are proud to be working on behalf of Clarion to deliver such a key part in the regeneration of Ravensbury. The brick laying ceremony highlights the beginning of this scheme and demonstrates the support from all the parties involved. The 21 new homes will provide additional modern accommodation for the community and become a real centrepiece for the regeneration project.”
Siobhain McDonagh MP said: “This scheme is important on so many levels. It is going to allow us to upgrade and renew properties that have reached the end of their lives and it is going to give the right size homes for so many residents who are currently in cramped and overcrowded conditions. I think it will upgrade our areas, it will make them look better and it will provide those who most need a proper home somewhere to live.”