On 20th February 2015 the Mayor of London announced New Bermondsey as one of London’s Housing Zones. Housing Zones have been created to accelerate delivery of much needed new homes in London. This means that work on the first two phases of the New Bermondsey scheme is underway and overall the whole scheme will be brought forward by three years.
Housing Zone status ensures that all transport improvement works start in 2015, therefore delivering the new Overground station, two new bus routes and greatly improved walking and cycling routes four years earlier, bringing significant benefits for local people sooner.
“As London’s population continues to boom, already at its highest since records began and with more growth predicted, housing is a huge challenge. We need to double housebuilding and provide a million more homes by 2025. Innovative new Housing Zones such as New Bermondsey will trigger regeneration and turbo boost the transformation of the capital’s brownfield sites, creating tens of thousands of new homes for hard working Londoner in first class new neighbourhoods.”
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London