Hammersmith & Fulham Council will build 45 new affordable homes in White City following the approval of plans for Lavender Court.
“H&F residents are understandably concerned about whether their children will be able to afford to live in the borough, so we’re doing everything we can to increasing the supply of genuinely affordable homes,” said Cllr Lisa Homan, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing.
“As part of our commitment, we will release council-owned land for that purpose wherever we can.”
A2Dominion has been chosen as the developer partner for the Lavender Court scheme on the site of a council-owned, former 23-room hostel in White City, north of the Westway near Heathstan Road.
Danny Lynch, A2Dominion’s Director of Land and Development, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with H&F Council on this opportunity to provide much-needed affordable homes in the borough, where we already manage over 1,200 properties.”
The scheme will provide 45 flats – a mix of 21 one-bed and 24 two-bed homes. Twenty-four homes will be available at affordable rent and the remaining 21 earmarked for local first-time buyers to buy on a shared-ownership basis. Four of the new homes will be wheelchair accessible.
Work is expected to start on site in the summer and the new homes should be ready by 2020.