Boris Johnson Approves a Huge Housing Boost for London

 The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced the first phase of a major housing redevelopment for the Greenwich Peninsula, South London, which will see 10, 000 homes built in the next three years.

Boris Johnson and the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, visited the Peninsula on Wednesday. They shared optimism about the regeneration of the area and all the benefits the project will bring to businesses and the Building Construction Industry.

Some 1,300 homes and 600 student accommodation units will be built later this year. The Building Sector is expected to benefit immensely from the project as a result of the building work which will be undertaken this year – Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles suggested.

Mr Pickles said: “Today the Mayor and I can announce we’ve unlocked this once stalled site in Greenwich that will now get workers back on site, construction back on track and help get our city building in 2012 the new homes Londoners needs.”

The Mayor of London said he is delighted for the project to be given green light. Mr Johnson said: “The transformation of Greenwich Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the most exciting development opportunities in London.”

He added: “This latest phase of regeneration will seal its future as a thriving, well-connected new district, combining vibrant new residential areas and fantastic leisure facilities.”

After detailed planning applications are submitted to Greenwich Council in April, construction work on the first phase of the project is set to begin in autumn later this year.


What is your reaction on the housing boost given to Greenwich Peninsula in South London? How beneficial for you or your business the project is going to be? Share your thoughts with us by commenting below:


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Posted on January 19, 2012, in 2012 olympics jobs, construction jobs, construction news, Green Deal, Infrastructure, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The sooner more projects similar to that of the Greenwhich Peninsula get underway the better. There is a serious shortfall in housing (and perhaps more importantly affordable housing) throughout London. 10,000 new homes is a considerable amount, but demand for property in Central London and in subsequent boroughs is still incredibly high, and there are so many more homes needed.

  2. Gotta love a bit of Boris. I know he puts his foot in it fairly often, but when he’s on form the man is a legend!

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