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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government

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A £24 million project that will provide new social homes in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has moved a step closer.

Built as a result of a partnership between the borough, which provided the land and £3m, and housing association Peabody, the scheme will deliver 45 larger properties for social rent, 39 for shared ownership and 28 homes for sale on the open market to help pay for the work.

Representatives from Peabody and the council, including deputy leader cllr Rock Feilding-Mellen, joined main contractor Mace at a 'topping out' event to celebrate reaching a key stage in the construction.

Cllr Feilding-Mellen said: “I am delighted we have reached this stage in the development of the Silchester estate. We have been working on improving Silchester for many years and it is gratifying to see the partnership with Peabody showing concrete progress.

"Not only are we delivering new affordable homes for local people, but we are also improving the public realm and creating new facilities for the residents of the existing estate. We hope to find similar opportunities for such improvements on other estates across the borough.”

Jeremy Stibbe from Peabody said: “Peabody has been an agent for social and physical improvement in London for over 152 years.

"We’re delighted to continue that tradition at Silchester, working with the Royal Borough to provide beautifully designed homes to rent and buy where people will be proud to live. We’re also creating great open spaces, and facilities which will become an integral part of the wider community.”

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