Work begins on west side housing development

Early-stage work to redevelop a brownfield site on the west side of Brockley Station has begun.

The site, which has an entrance on Mantle Road, runs behind St Norbert's Road, and is currently occupied by light industrial units, due for demolition in the next couple of months.

Wandle Housing Association confirmed today that the two residential blocks, which were given planning permission late last year, should be complete in summer 2012. The 32 flats will be for rental accommodation, allocated primarily by Lewisham Council.

The site will offer 'limited parking' and the buildings will be compliant with level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, with 20% of their energy needs being met through renewable technologies.

Thanks to C for the heads up on this story.