Two councillors stand with three tenants outside new council homes at Ferrier Terrace

Published: Tuesday, 8th August 2023

Councillors stopped by to visit families at new zero carbon council homes in East Greenwich, the latest to be completed as part of our 1,750 home Greenwich Builds programme.

The new development at Ferrier Terrace provides four high-quality three and four-bedroom homes designed for larger families on our housing waiting list.

Cabinet Member for Regeneration Councillor Aidan Smith and Councillor for East Greenwich Maisie Richards Cottell met with tenants Ms Jamila and Mr and Mrs Mensah, all of whom said they are thrilled with their new homes.

After eight years on the waiting list, Ms Jamila said her new house was an improvement in every imaginable way on the previous temporary accommodation she and her children had been living in.

Mr and Mrs Mensah said their family loved having features like the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms, brand new kitchen and roof terrace.

Each home has its own garden and incorporates the latest sustainability technology such as heat pumps and solar panels to achieve zero carbon emissions.

Cabinet Member for Regeneration Cllr Aidan Smith said: “It’s such a joy to meet the families who are moving into our fantastic Greenwich Builds homes, and to hear how their lives have improved as a result, especially given the difficult challenges they have faced because of the housing crisis.

The homes at Ferrier Terrace are a great example of the larger properties we are creating in response to demand on the housing waiting list. We wish our tenants all the very best in their new homes.”

In total Greenwich Builds aims to create 1,750 new council homes for people on the housing waiting list. Over 740 of these homes are either complete or under construction, with a further 16 sites submitted for planning consideration.