Crane delivery at Bushell Way marks key milestone for housing
Published Friday, 16 July 2021
The delivery of purpose-built homes have been delivered in a dramatic fashion to Bushell Way as part of the council’s Bromley homes for Bromley people initiative.
When work is completed later this year, 25 homes will have been built, with the council’s appointed developer, M-AR, who construct the units off site to minimise disruption to the nearby residents and also to minimise the time it takes to complete the works. The news follows the granting of planning permission in November and work starting on site in April.
Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal Recreation and Housing said, "This is part of our long-term strategy to increase much needed housing supply across the borough, constructing Bromley homes for Bromley people.We have reached a critical milestone here to bring forward much-needed additional housing supply, which is pleasing. We are providing more homes for families in need which is very positive. By increasing the housing supply, we can also then reduce the present but unsatisfactory need to put families in nightly paid accommodation, which is also highly expensive."
Wayne Yeomans, Head of Sales & Marketing from M-AR, the and contractor building the homes at Bushell Way said, "Local people will now see the work really taking shape now that the dramatic ‘craning’ in of the purpose built units is complete. Thanks to local people to for their patience in this crucial build phase. We are pleased that work is proceeding on time and as previously outlined and credit to our delivery team for this. We are now focussed on completing work so that residents can move in later in the year."
A total of 17 x 2-bed apartments and 8 x 1-bed apartments are being constructed, including 18 car parking spaces and cycle parking. The low energy, high quality homes, which will provide 100 percent affordable social rented housing, will also be available for habitation before the year end.
The housing site in Chislehurst, in Bushell Way, is one of three sites in the borough where the council is investing a total of over £10million to help bring forwards much needed housing. The other two housing developments are in Burnt Ash Lane and Anerley Town Hall, aimed at helping increase housing supply, with this forming part of the council’s housing strategy plan.
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