Alongside our partners and the local community, we are helping to turn three former council estates into a vibrant community of 1,600 homes, built on a 12-hectare area of land over a 10-year period, following the demolition of 1,064 homes. Social mobility, economic growth and social wellbeing are at the heart of the work, which will see a combination of open market sale and affordable homes.
Our vision is to create a high-quality development with a strong sense of place, where people choose to live. Our approach enhances existing connections to local communities, shared facilities, health facilities, transport links and other infrastructure.
To ensure homes are affordable for local people, almost all properties are available with London Help to Buy. Homes were initially marketed only to people within the SE18 postcode, to give local people the first chance to buy at Trinity Walk, before gradually expanding our reach.
The regeneration scheme is helping provide major job and training opportunities locally and 45% of labour has come from within SE postcodes. We worked with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to develop an extensive employment and skills plan, designed to improve the economic position of residents within Woolwich and the wider borough. This will see up to 90 apprenticeships being created over the project and 177 years of training for local people.
As part of our commitment to establishing lasting benefits for local neighbourhoods, we have created a £150,000 Community Trust to fund community groups and projects.