Ceremonial bricks laid for affordable homes at Old Farm Place, Sidcup
Representatives from United Living, London Borough of Bexley and Moat have joined BexleyCo for their Golden Brick event, which was the laying of the first bricks for new affordable homes at Old Farm Place, Sidcup.
The new affordable homes support the London Borough of Bexley Draft Housing Strategy 2020-25 and will provide a boost in the local community by increasing affordable housing stock.
Daren Moseley, Chief Operating Officer at United Living, said: “The brick laying ceremony at Old Farm Place is a great point to reflect on the ongoing investment this project is bringing to the local community. Providing affordable homes is vital and through this project we are proud to support London Borough of Bexley in meeting housing demand for current and future residents.”
Phase two of this project is 58 new homes on behalf of BexleyCo, which will be a mixed tenure of 37 private sale, 12 affordable homes and 9 shared ownership. These follow a range of parkland enhancements which formed the first phase of work.
Park improvements include disabled access, new tree planting, new footpaths, play and seated areas, a wet/dry basin (pond) with viewing platform, dog waste facilities and trim trail equipment.
Daren Moseley said: “Alongside the new homes, community space is of upmost importance and we are happy that the recently opened park is receiving positive feedback from residents with frequent use and enjoyment. We are now in the second phase of this project constructing 58 new high quality homes and are really excited to progress this development and establish long term relationships with everyone involved.”
Michael Hill, BexleyCo Homes Chairman, said: “It is wonderful to see construction works so advanced and to see the park looking as we hoped and so much more, which is hugely important for the existing local community. I am confident that this will provide a strong foundation for BexleyCo moving forward and support the London Borough of Bexley Draft Housing Strategy 2020-25 in meeting affordable housing needs in the borough.”
Sarah Butler, Director of Development & Sales at Moat said: “We are proud to be working with BexleyCo and United Living to give local people opportunities for new homes in this location. This is a really exciting project and lovely location and Moat hopes that these relationships will be ongoing into the future.”
Pictured left to right are Councillor Cafer Munur, Michael Hill (BexleyCo Homes Chairman), Sarah Butler (Director of Development & Sales at Moat) and Daren Moseley (Chief Operating Officer at United Living).