The first new council homes to be built in the borough in a generation are nearing completion at Cambridge Road in Kingston.
The site is one of four small sites which will see more than 100 new affordable, sustainable council homes built by Kingston Council and development partners Countryside, delivering much needed new housing.
The Cambridge Road site will see 18 modern council homes, with strong sustainability credentials to reduce environmental impact and lower household bills, supporting residents with the rising cost of living. The whole development will be served by solar panels and there will be charging points for electric car users, supporting residents to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to Kingston’s ongoing work to tackle the climate emergency. Accessibility is also at the forefront of the development, with two wheelchair adaptable homes.
Now in the final stages of construction, this new development will become known as Arun House once completed this summer.
Kingston Council’s portfolio holder for Housing, Councillor Emily Davey, visited the site. She said:
“This is such an important moment for the borough and our residents. As Portfolio Holder for Housing, I’m excited to see us nearing completion of the latest phase of construction of these much needed council homes for the borough.
“Our small sites programme will not only deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable family homes, but it will also contribute to our ambitious climate goals.”
The three other small sites – York Way, Cumberland House and Roupell House are still in the construction phase. Together with Cambridge Road they will all deliver a total of 101 new council homes and other exciting new benefits for residents, such as a new play area at York Way and new landscaping at Cumberland House.
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