Old Mill Court – a development of 26 two and one-bedroomed properties off Chigwell Road in South Woodford – has officially opened.
It is part of Redbridge Council’s commitment to building 600 quality new council homes.
“These are high-quality homes for local families, with top sustainability standards making them more affordable to heat. We know that there is a housing crisis in London, and we are determined to do all that we can in our borough to help redress the balance so that local people have the stability and freedom to build a better life for their families,” said Redbridge Council Leader, Cllr Jas Athwal.
The development represents the first project completed in partnership with the council’s delivery partner ENGIE. “We are pleased to deliver our first project for London Borough of Redbridge, especially one that is so pinnacle to the borough. It’s great to see that the residents are happy with their new sustainable homes. We are proud to provide this scheme of high-quality housing and look forward to continuing our partnership with London Borough of Redbridge to deliver more homes across the borough,” said Dan Germann, Managing Director of ENGIE.
Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness, Cllr Vanisha Solanki, added: “It is fantastic to see so many happy faces amongst our new residents, most of whom have come from very small temporary accommodation. I spoke to one working mum who is absolutely thrilled to be moving into her brand new flat with her daughter. Temporary accommodation is expensive and doesn’t provide ideal living conditions for local families – often small and outside the borough away from family, children’s schools and support networks. We are working hard to make up for years of underbuilding of council homes so local families, many of whom have been waiting for a house for upwards of 10 years, can enjoy a stable, secure future.”