Residents shape new homes and improvements in Lewisham

Tenants are having their say on multi-million pound proposals to build new housing and improve existing homes in Lewisham.

Riverside is looking to help tackle the capital’s housing shortage and improve properties for current tenants.

Customers at Gillan Court, in Grove Park, have shared their views on proposals to build additional homes on the car park – and improvements that they’d like to see to their homes.

An initial consultation event took place in February and a second event, which neighbouring residents will also be invited to, is taking place on 21 March.

Rachel Haycock, Riverside’s Senior Development Project Manager, said: “The vast majority of tenants at Gillan Court have got involved so far and the consultation has given us an opportunity to hear more about what they think of the proposals for new homes and what improvements they’d like to see made to their homes.

“Some customers have raised concerns about building on the car park, but we have been able to sit down, go through them and address them.

“We want to play our part in providing much-needed extra homes in London and improve our current properties too. We’ll be continuing to work with residents, including neighbours, as the plans progress.”

Riverside hopes to build around 9 homes on the car park while still providing parking spaces and outdoor for residents. The homes will be for sale, helping to fund improvements to the existing properties at Gillan Court, as well as funding other additional housing in London. A planning application is likely to be submitted in May 2018.

If you’re a Gillan Court tenant and haven’t got involved yet, you can: