Notting Hill Genesis, Southwark Council and Hill celebrate the start of the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration!

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We were delighted to join Notting Hill Genesis and Southwark Council for the start on site ceremony at the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration project in Southwark, where have begun work on the first 229 homes, 84% of which will be for social rent!

The ceremony celebrated the beginning of the work on the new homes, and was also attended by Resident Board Members of community organisation Creation Trust and the chair of a local Tenant and Resident Association.

We’re delighted to be partnering with Notting Hill Genesis and Southwark Council on the delivery of The Aylesbury Estate. This exciting and complex project will bring high quality new homes and substantial community investment to the area. As a housebuilder, we understand the importance of community investment and we strive to continue our innovative collaborations with likeminded partners to build in the areas that will benefit the most.

Greg Hill, Deputy Chief Executive of Hill

Over the lifetime of the project, 1,400 job, training and apprenticeship opportunities will be created for Southwark residents, and we will be providing a selection of these while working on the new homes, which will include employing local residents, providing apprenticeships and training and providing supply chain opportunities to local businesses.

We will also be working with the local community and schools, providing career sessions, supporting school curriculums and more to ensure that our community engagement leaves as much of a lasting legacy as the new homes.

It was great to see the site and look at where our new homes will be built. I’m really excited about the new flats which will be built to different standards than where I live now. I went to visit Manor Place Depot (another Notting Hill Genesis development in Walworth) and the homes were really nice. The homes here will be similar and they are more spacious than where I live now, and it will be nice to have safe blocks with secure door entry.

One resident, Omobolaji Raimi, 28, who lives in phase four

A new home isn’t the only reason the Aylesbury regeneration promises Omobolaji a brighter future.

I visited Chris Cotton on the Aylesbury team in 2014 and he has helped guide me through my career ever since. I’m now working as an engineer for TfL and I wouldn’t have that job now if it wasn’t for the help Chris gave me.

Omobolaji Raimi

A huge amount of work has gone into reaching this stage, over many years, and our commitment to providing high quality housing to existing and new residents is as strong now as on the day we were chosen as development partners. This is just the first step in a much larger project, but with great facilities and a large amount of affordable housing for lower-income households, it is a real example of our vision for the wider neighbourhood.

Kate Davies, chief executive of Notting Hill Genesis

Our commitment to the transformation of the Aylesbury Estate will create new quality homes; dramatically improve living conditions of existing residents, with new community facilities and an increase in the amount of genuinely affordable homes and re-provision of social rent homes. This is a fantastic day for the hundreds of Aylesbury Estate residents who want to see new genuinely affordable homes in the area. I am very pleased to see this positive step forward and look forward to welcoming the new tenants, many of whom will be moving from the later phases of the project, into their new homes.

Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, planning and development at Southwark Council

Learn more about our work in partnership on our website, and learn more about the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration here.

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