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Prime Minister Theresa May has praised Peabody to housing leaders at this week's National Housing Summit. In her keynote speech at the National Housing Federation Summit in Westminster, she praised our work in Thamesmead, saying:

"On the opposite bank, two local authorities had similar problems dealing with the unique challenges and opportunities of the Thamesmead estate. Now, thanks to the commitment and insight of Peabody, there are ambitious plans for up to 20,000 new homes in one of the UK’s most over-subscribed cities.

"Making complex projects like this work requires vision, determination and the courage to do development differently. Housing associations possess that.

"Given the right tools and the right support, you can act as the strategic, long-term investors in the kind of high-quality places this country needs. To put it simply, you get homes built. And I want to work with you to transform the way we do so."

  • You can read the full speech here

It's the first time Theresa May - or any Prime Minister - has spoken at the National Housing Summit but it's not the first time she has acknowledged  Peabody. She visited our Stonegrove and Spur Road scheme in Barnet. We also welcomed the Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire MP to Peabody Avenue before the launch of the social housing green paper.