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Three schemes shortlisted for Inside Housing Development Awards

A building next to a lake

Southmere, The Reach and Wharf Road have been shortlisted for this year's Inside Housing Development Awards (IHDA).

Published: 16/04/2021

The IDHA awards celebrate the very best residential developments across the UK from the past two years. You can see the full shortlist here.


Shortlisted for Best regeneration scheme (urban)

Peabody’s 30-year vision is for Thamesmead to finally realise its full potential and become London’s new town. Southmere is the focus of the first phase of this vision, which will see over 7,000 new homes built over the next 10 years, alongside new civic amenities and major public realm improvements.

We're currently building 534 new homes next to Southmere Lake, along with a new civic square which will host a public library, community facilities, shops, cafés and leisure facilities. This is being delivered in two phases, the first of which will be centred around the civic square, named Cygnet Square and new library and will be complete by Summer 2021, with the library due to open by 2022.

The Reach

Shortlisted for:
Best affordable housing development (less than £20m)
Best shared ownership development (rural and suburban)
Best development (rural and suburban)

The Reach in Thamesmead, provides 66 high quality, all affordable homes arranged around a new communal garden and includes flexible community and commercial space at ground floor.

It is part of a GLA-funded initiative between Peabody, Bexley and Greenwich councils to deliver more homes within Abbey Wood, Plumstead and Thamesmead.

Wharf Road

Shortlisted for Best affordable housing development (£20m+)

Wharf Road in Islington provides 98 homes near the City Road basin. 80% of the homes are genuinely affordable, with an average rent of £150 per week.

This scheme includes 64 social rent homes, 15 shared ownership homes and 19 private sale apartments.


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