The site of the former DVLA offices, a 15 acre site in Honeypot Lane, will be home to hundreds of new homes and commercial space. A2Dominion is providing 200 affordable houses and apartments on the site, with St Edward Homes, a joint venture between Prudential and the Berkeley Group, building over 500 private sale homes.
Danny Lynch, A2Dominions Development Director for London, said: The first 14 houses have now been finished, and these will be available for affordable rent. We anticipate all of the 200 affordable homes will be finished in 2014, with phased completions of new apartments and houses taking place between now and then.
Of the 200 new homes being provided by A2Dominion, there will be 122 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, and four and five-bedroom houses, for affordable rent. This will include 21 apartments specifically for people aged 55 or older. There will also be 78 one and two-bedroom shared ownership apartments. All the houses will come with a garden space whilst many apartments will have balconies.
The Homes & Communities Agency awarded £20 million grant funding for the building of the affordable homes on the site.