Lisson Arches 'topping out' ceremony
Another new development within the wider Church Street regeneration programme will soon be able to welcome residents into its 60 new homes as the highest point of the Lisson Arches structure has now been completed.
Lisson Arches will consist of 60 new homes in community supported housing, 59 will be one-bedroom apartments available at social rent and the other unit will be a two-bedroom scheme manager’s residence.
The homes will support vulnerable people to live independently – 45 of the new homes will meet Housing for an Ageing Population Panel for Innovation (HAPPI) principles.
Existing residents of Penn House have been prioritised to move in to the high-quality, accessible homes.
As well as the new homes, a 1,300sqm business enterprise space will form part of the base of the building.
A ‘topping out’ ceremony was held to mark the key milestone, with Cllr Heather Acton, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Communities, and representatives from the project’s contractor, United Living.
Cllr Heather Acton, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Communities, said:
Building homes designed to support people live independently is one of the council’s key priorities.
The new homes are much-needed for our residents and are part of our wider Church Street regeneration programme, which will see the creation of around 1,750 quality homes.
We want local people and businesses to remain at the heart of this vibrant area of Westminster and we have been working closely with the local community to shape the plans for the regeneration.
Conor Bray, Chief Operating Officer, United Living Group, said:
The topping out of the Lisson Arches structure is an important milestone for both the development and our partnership with Westminster City Council.
This development will create much needed modern homes and new affordable business and enterprise space which will make a positive difference to people's lives – supporting the council's broader goals of driving transformational change and supporting the community in the Church Street area.