First tenants move into new zero-carbon Greenwich council homes

Eight newly built zero-carbon council homes in Greenwich have welcomed their first tenants.

The new zero-carbon council home development is among the first to be completed as part of the council’s Greenwich Builds programme.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Anthony Okereke, visited the new tenants yesterday.

Touring the eight family homes at Kyle Mews in Coldharbour, Cllr Okereke praised the sympathetic design and sustainability features like solar panels, heat pumps and green roofs, which both help the environment and reduce running costs for tenants.

The scheme includes a three-bedroom wheelchair-accessible home, which exceeds required space standards and has its own accessible parking space.

The homes at Kyle Mews are among over 300 now approved or under construction, with 750 council homes due for completion by 2024.

Councillor Anthony Okereke, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “It’s been great today to meet tenants like Leni, Jurgita and Doug, and heartwarming to see how all the hard work that’s being put into Greenwich Builds is paying off in the form of these wonderful council homes for local people.

“We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to seeing tenants moving in to hundreds of other Greenwich Builds council homes soon”.

Leader of Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Danny Thorpe, said: “The exemplary homes at Kyle Mews represent the high standards of quality and sustainability we’re achieving across the borough with our Greenwich Builds programme.

“Housing is a top priority for the council and we’re so proud that we have over 300 truly affordable council homes either approved or under construction.”

Pictured: Member for Housing Cllr Anthony Okereke with Kyle Mews tenant Jurgita

 


 

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