Work starts on the first social housing scheme using the PH15 System for Lambeth Council. This end of terrace group of three, 3 storey houses fill a space that has stood empty since 1941 when part of the street was destroyed by a WW2 bomb. This is part of a £1.9m scheme at Akerman Road, which will be the first new build council housing delivered directly by Lambeth council for ten years. The remainder of the scheme to provide nine new homes at social rent comes through the restoration of two adjoining Victorian terraced houses which will be brought up to the Passivhaus Enerphit standard. The Passivhaus Store will be providing Passivhaus certified ventilation systems and Katzbeck windows for both parts of the project.
Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet member for Housing said: “This is an imaginative scheme that marries old and new, protects Lambeth’s heritage and secures badly needed homes for local people. “Projects like Akerman Road and St Oswald’s Place demonstrate how we are using space and imagination to build more homes at social rents across Lambeth.”