London CLT are looking to provide 100% affordable housing for Southwark residents at Scylla Road in Nunhead.
In 2015, people across Peckham and Nunhead came together through local institutions to discuss the challenges they faced in their daily lives. The lack of affordable housing was one of the most frequently raised, and formed the agenda for a new community alliance, Peckham Citizens, launched in 2016.
Over the next few years, the group negotiated with Southwark Council about supporting CLT homes, considering homes as part of wider council developments, and undertaking a wide-ranging site search across SE15.
Scylla Road was settled upon in 2020. We supported initial feasibility work, and London CLT are now focused on how to deliver genuinely and permanently affordable homes on this site.
They aim to create a distinctive and welcoming place that is good for both local people and the environment, based on an understanding of how the community works. They will bring together ideas on how to improve the site, meet local need, and design homes and public realm that is relevant to the local context.