Construction work to create much needed Bromley homes for Bromley people is underway, with preparatory work on site at the Burnt Ash Lane car park site.

ZED PODS, the council’s appointed developer, have already started off site construction work for the 25 homes, which include a mixture of one and two bed apartments. This will minimise the time it takes to complete the works. The council are working in partnership with ZED PODS to bring forward the low energy, high quality homes.

The houses will be built on steel podium above the site, providing separate private residential car parking spaces beneath, with the remainder of the site available for public car parking.

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, with this approach being both cost effective and helping families who need accommodation. The borough is investing more than £10million in building houses on the first 3 sites, which are here in Burnt Ash Lane, in Chislehurst and in Anerley.”

Councillor Morgan continued, “I am pleased we are making progress on the Burnt Ash Lane scheme which will also help reduce the present necessity of putting these families up in nightly paid accommodation, which is both expensive and unsatisfactory.”

Dr Rehan Khodabuccus, Operations Director of ZED PODS said: “Local people will quickly see progress being made and we do want to keep in touch with residents about progress we make on site. We will be regularly updating our website to help with this so do watch out for updates. We are delighted d to be working with the council to help bring forward innovative, low energy high quality new homes.”

Dr Khodabuccus added: “These homes have a number of energy efficient features, including triple glazed windows, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, coupled with a design that gives exceptional levels of daylight. This means the homes have extremely low running costs. We’re also installing additional electric car charging points, providing new lockable bike storage for future residents; CCTV cameras and fencing to ensure residents’ safety.”

Regular updates on the timescale of this construction period will be displayed on the site’s information board and this website


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Notes to editors:


ZED PODS are multi award winning low-carbon, affordable, high-quality modular homes built in a fraction of the time of traditionally built conventional housing. This modular solution can be demountable or permanent, decouples land and building costs by building affordable living spaces above existing car parks, garages, infills and hard-standing areas. Built in the UK, these high-performance units come with latest low-carbon technologies ensuring ultra-low energy consumption and cheaper running cost. Zed Pods offer a full turnkey service from design to completion and has a strong pipeline of over 200 residential units from both public and private sector clients.

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Published: 19th March 2021