Work is underway to build 30 new, genuinely affordable homes for Fulham residents.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council recently agreed to redevelop the council-owned Fulham North Housing Office and adjacent car park on the Clem Attlee Estate.
The former Fulham North Housing Office has now relocated to an office in North End Road and works have begun to prepare the site ahead of demolition in the summer. Construction is expected to start in the autumn and the new homes should be ready by 2020.
The scheme includes four one-bed and 26 two-bed homes and Shepherds Bush Housing Group will be developing the site and managing the scheme on behalf of the council.
“I’m pleased that work is now underway and these new homes are now a step closer for Fulham residents,” said Cllr Lisa Homan, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing. “Many of our residents struggle to be able to stay in the borough – and that’s why we are determined to increase the supply of genuinely affordable homes.”
Affordable homes and much-needed community space
Eighteen homes will be available at genuinely affordable rent for those on the council’s housing waiting list, with the remaining 12 homes earmarked for first-time buyers to purchase on a shared ownership basis.
As the council has provided the land, the rents will be reduced to about £150 per week – compared to a market rent of around £450.
Three of the two-bed flats will be adapted for wheelchair users and the new development will also be home to local charity Action on Disability, providing much-needed office and community space for the charity’s vital work.
Solar panels will be installed on the roof and low emission gas fire boilers will provide heating and hot water. The development consists of two conjoined blocks of five and three storeys, constructed using attractive red and grey brickwork to fit in with neighbouring buildings.
All homes will exceed the minimum space standards set by the Mayor of London.
Fulham North Housing Office
The council’s housing office has now moved to 363 North End Road – just a five-minute walk away from the old site. The council’s maintenance contractor Mitie has relocated to Falkland House in Mornington Avenue, West Kensington, and the Early Help South Team are now based in Room 137 at Hammersmith Town Hall in King Street.