This week we were delighted to join Phoenix Community Housing to welcome the Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan to officially mark the completion of the new homes at Woodbank Road in Lewisham.

Thomas Sinden was appointed by Phoenix Community Housing to build four new family homes in Downham with funding from the Mayor of London and Lewisham Council enabling the two and three bedroom homes for affordable rent to be built.

Paul Cooke, Business Development Director of Thomas Sinden comments, “We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to show the Mayor of Lewisham the new homes we have built for Phoenix Community Housing. This empty site has now been transformed into much needed affordable homes for the area.”

The four new houses welcomed their new residents in time for Christmas, including Michelle, Colin and their family.

Michelle Travers said: “Before we moved to Woodbank, we’d been living in temporary accommodation for three years. Our flat was fine but it wasn’t ours and we’d almost given up on finding a home for our three children. But when we moved here, we found our home. This house is our home. And we can’t wait to just be putting up shelves and making it fully ours.”

Jim Ripley, Chief Executive of Phoenix Community Housing, said: “Thousands of people in our community are lacking the good quality, affordable social homes upon which they can build happy, healthy lives. It was great hearing from Michelle and Colin about the difference that their new home will make, and we’re so very proud to be working with our partners including Lewisham Council to build the new homes to the high standards that our community needs and deserves.”

The Mayor of Lewisham’s visit coincided with the launch of their Building for Lewisham, which announced that the Council will build social homes on 23 new sites with its partners.