200ft well closed off as housing group brings new homes to pumping station
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
asra Housing Group has delivered 44 new 'affordable' homes on the site of a former water pumping station.
Work to transform the site included closing off a 200ft well and dismantling three enormous underground water tanks, measuring five meters wide by 20 meters long.
Other artefacts on the site included a World War II air raid shelter which was recorded by English Heritage and removed.
The scheme in the Plumstead area of Greenwich comprises of 10 two, three and four-bed homes, and 34 one and two-bed apartments, including ground-floor apartments with wheelchair access.
Alan Boucker, asra's development manager for London, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to bring a redundant local site back into use. The 44 affordable homes are helping local residents to access quality housing and they are delighted with their new homes.
“Every site has its challenges and our development team has worked closely with Durkan to ensure effective solutions were found to develop this site.”
Resident Janaba Marons Mousa, who has moved into one of the new homes, said: “I love my new home, it is already feeling like we have lived here for a long time. The quality of the home feels really good and I am enjoying decorating it and making it our home.”