Housing boost for key workers ahead of “vibrant” Lewisham residential redevelopment
A new redevelopment project in South London is set to support key workers ahead of its planned transformation.
Developer Galliard Homes has partnered with The LOWE Group to deliver affordable guardianship opportunities at its development site The Leegate Centre in Lee Green in the London Borough of Lewisham.
Located at the corner of Burnt Ash Road and Eltham Road, The Leegate Centre was originally constructed in the 1960s comprising a shopping centre and two office blocks.
The new partnership will see key workers and local professionals moving into disused apartments above the shopping centre’s retail units ahead of the site’s redevelopment into new homes.
Tim Lowe, director of The LOWE Group, commented: “Lee Gate and the surrounding area has a large community of young professionals and creatives who want to remain in the area but the cost of renting is a barrier to many, with guardianship offering an affordable solution.
“We are proud to be working with Galliard to deliver guardianship at the shopping centre, helping keyworkers move into the disused space whilst the site’s redevelopment plans are progressed.”
Simon Welch, head of land & affordable housing at Galliard Homes, added: “The Leegate Centre is a site in need of an uplift and we are looking forward to unlocking the development potential of this site into a vibrant new hub for the local community.
“Whilst our initial public consultation is underway, we are delighted to have partnered with The LOWE Group, who are experts at guardianship provision across London.
“The partnership means that local keyworkers can move into rooms at affordable prices, especially at a time when London’s rental market is so challenging for young professionals.”
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