Find out more about our plans for South Thamesmead

The arrival of Crossrail at Abbey Wood in 2018 represents a major opportunity to regenerate the surrounding area. To help achieve this, we've supported the London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to secure new GLA investment to complement our own.

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South Thamesmead: The next ten years

In February 2016, we announced our proposals for South Thamesmead over the next ten years.

The Peabody Group has engaged with Thamesmead residents over the past two years, asking for their views about their experience of living in South Thamesmead and their hopes for the future. We’ve listened to their comments and have put together a number of proposals that reflect what we heard from the community and what we believe we can realistically do. A core part of our plan is to improve the quality of life of everyone who lives here, starting right away.

The area of South Thamesmead has been broken down into three areas:

Wolvercote Road

  • Rehouse our tenants
  • Buy back all homes from leaseholders and freeholders
  • Demolish the towers and houses once they are empty
  • Replace the concrete housing with hundreds of quality, well-designed, safe, modern homes
  • Provide new and improved public spaces

Read the latest on these proposals. This consultation will run until 22 August 2016.

Southmere Towers

  • Replace the windows with new aluminium double glazed units
  • Fit thermal insulation and cladding to the external walls which will reduce the amount of heat that is lost
  • Repair any damaged concrete
  • Repair part of the roof which have deteriorated over the years
  • Fix leaks in the balconies
  • Improve the bin stores and waste collection facilities
  • Enclose balconies to make them more usable

Parkview Towers

  • Replace the windows with new aluminium double glazed units
  • Fit thermal insulation and cladding to the external walls which will reduce the amount of heat that is lost
  • Repair any damaged concrete
  • Repair part of the roof which have deteriorated over the years
  • Fix leaks in the balconies
  • Improve the bin stores and waste collection facilities
  • Refresh communal areas
  • Enclose balconies to make them more usable

What we're proposing for Yarnton Way Wall

We are also proposing to demolish the Yarnton Way wall, garages and walkway that connects the six towers along Wolvercote Road and the nine towers along Kale Road. This would improve access and pedestrian routes, create parking and usable public spaces and open up the area up to make it feel safer.

Take a look at the latest designs for what could replace the wall.

Public realm

Our proposal would improve the public areas between houses in both Southmere and Parkview, making them into areas residents can enjoy. Possible improvements could include:

  • Better pedestrian routes
  • Play facilities
  • Improvements to lighting
  • Replacing broken pavements
  • Resurfacing and repairing fences and railings
  • Closing unused alleyways
  • New seating
  • Installing better signage

Find out more

We have created a dedicated website for our South Thamesmead consultation where you can find out more about our proposals and feedback www.ThamesmeadNow.org.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us for further information via email Thamesmead.Regen@peabody.org.uk. You can also sign up to our Thamesmead newsletter.


Abbey Wood & South Thamesmead Housing Zone

Our plans for the Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead Housing Zone would transform the area along Harrow Manor Way, creating more than 1,500 new homes, retail units, leisure and open spaces, linking South Thamesmead to Abbey Wood train station and creating better routes for pedestrians and cyclists.

The proposals would also see the creation of a community square and Southmere Lake brought into use for residents to enjoy.

Our proposals even look into bringing new businesses into the area, creating jobs for local people.

The area would be transformed into a place people choose to live, work and visit.

Housing Zone map
                             Thamesmead Housing Zone

Our plans

  • Turning Harrow Manor Way into a vibrant place featuring hundreds of new homes and a new high street with a mix of cafes, workspaces, shops and evening uses

  • Making Sedgemere Road into a welcoming gateway to and from Abbey Wood station by creating a public plaza, workspaces, retail offers, cafes and job opportunities for local residents

  • Creating water features, new pedestrian routes, cafes, community and creative spaces, start-up work spaces, offices and more including a central neighbourhood square at Coralline Walk

  • This would be complemented by our proposals for Binsey Walk which include a mix of homes, leisure activities, green landscapes, community gardens and make the use of the waterfront location and opening up to visitors

  • All this leading to Southmere Village which would boost hundreds of new homes, many of which that would overlook Southmere lake, building a new lakeside square and cafes, convenience stores, community facilities and educational settings which would benefit from the waterside location

In October 2016 the London Borough of Bexley gave the green light to go ahead with these new homes. The first development, Southmere Village, is due to start in 2017.

Housing Zone Partners

Led by the London Borough of Bexley, this is one of two Housing Zones to be delivered by Peabody in Thamesmead, the other is in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich. These will be developed with more than £47.5m investment from the Greater London Authority.

Find out more

For further information please email Thamesmead.Regen@peabody.org.uk or call 020 3828 3545. You can also sign up to our Thamesmead newsletter.


Coralline Walk and Evenlode House update

In the summer of 2015, the Peabody Board approved a proposal to rehouse residents in Coralline Walk and Evenlode House in advance of replacing these homes. This followed strong support for our proposal from the majority of residents living there who told us that their homes are in poor condition, are difficult to heat, and have problems with antisocial behaviour.

We are working with residents to help them through the rehousing process and are offering homes within Thamesmead.

Find out more

For further information please email Thamesmead.Regen@peabody.org.uk or call 020 3828 3545. You can also sign up to our Thamesmead newsletter.