Together with our partners at the London Borough of Bexley, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London Authority and Transport for London, we are driving forward the regeneration of Thamesmead.

We are well-placed to deliver the regeneration. As one of London’s oldest housing associations, we are putting our 150 years of experience into making a lasting contribution to the cultural, physical, environmental and economic wellbeing of Thamesmead.

How are we doing?

We have a plan to invest more than £1bn in Thamesmead to create an amazing place that people love to work in, live in, and visit. Last year we asked the people of Thamesmead what they like, and don’t like, about their neighbourhood which has helped us to prioritise what we’re doing. Now our thoughts are turning to how we can evaluate the progress and impact as we roll out that strategy. 

We have our own ideas, but we would like to hear from you: what should we be measuring to know that people love working, living, and visiting here? What evidence would you like to see: statistics? stories? pictures? 

  • Take our survey here and tell us what you think



Over £1 billion is being invested in the town, making Thamesmead not only the biggest regeneration project in London but one of the biggest in the UK. Almost 50 years after the first residents moved to London’s new town, Thamesmead's full potential can now be realised.

As new developments and transport links arrive in Thamesmead they will bring with them the will the new shops, leisure facilities and jobs that a thriving town needs.

The plan for Thamesmead

Mar 2018
Mar 2018

Work starts on phase 1a of Southmere Village, delivering a new civic square alongside 525 new homes, a library and new commercial premises.

Jun 2018
Jun 2018

Consultation begins on the transformation 17 acres of vacant, unused industrial land in West Thamesmead, with a view to shaping it into a dynamic and well-designed new neighbourhood for Plumstead.

Dec 2018
Dec 2018

Elizabeth Line services start from Abbey Wood, cutting journey times to Canary Wharf to 11 minutes, Bond Street 25 minutes and Heathrow airport to just 52 minutes.

Jul 2019
Jul 2019

The Reach, a 66 home, 100% affordable development, is completed. The first development in one of Thamesmead’s two housing zones.

Sep 2019
Sep 2019

Works starts on new windows, ventilation systems and concrete repairs on the towers at Parkview, Lesnes and Southmere.