Thamesmead Development Reaches New Heights

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Southmere Village takes another important step forward last month with the marking of a key milestone in the delivery of hundreds of new homes.

The first phase of Southmere Village, scheduled to be completed in early 2021, has now reached the highest point – the 11th floor. When complete it will provide 130 homes, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses.

Leader of the London Borough of Bexley, Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE joined Peabody’s Chief Executive, Brendan Sarsfield and the project team for a traditional “topping out” ceremony.

Southmere Village is the first development in South Thamesmead which will deliver more than 1,600 new homes on four sites close to the new Elizabeth Line station at Abbey Wood. The second phase will start towards the end of this year and will create 404 new high-quality homes.

As well as creating new homes, the development will also bring new life to South Thamesmead with new shops and amenities - providing jobs, a new public square, a library and flexible community facilities and outdoor activity spaces.

Brendan Sarsfield, Chief Executive at Peabody, said: “This is another important step in the regeneration of Thamesmead and our long-term vision of building good quality and well cared for homes. But it’s more than just bricks and mortar – it’s about helping to make a great place where people want to live. It’s also about having local services and outdoor space that people can enjoy – like the new square and library around a redesigned Southmere Lake. It’s all these things combined that will make living here so great.”


Leader of the London Borough of Bexley, Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, added: “This is another important step forward for this new Thamesmead development made possible by our partnership with Peabody. This isn’t just about houses this is about building a new community where people will want to live, work and travel to.

“Along with these new homes we will also soon see the very first glimpse of the new Thamesmead library as work gets underway. Both developments are great examples of more of the right kind of growth that will benefit local people.”


Jim Briggs, Managing Director at Durkan, commented: “We’re incredibly proud of our work at Southmere and on the wider Thamesmead project, and it’s great to see progress being made.

“Durkan prides itself on working closely with public sector partners, drawing on our combined expertise to bring about the best possible projects. The partnership we have here is going to make a substantial and positive difference to this community, and we’re delighted to be playing a part in making that happen.”