Bermondsey Spa regeneration
The Bermondsey Spa scheme involved the demolition of 15 council-owned sites across a 50-acre area, delivered in conjunction with developer Linden Homes, Hyde housing association and Notting Hill Genesis housing association. 147 council homes have been demolished and of the 1,553 new homes constructed, 491 are approved as social rent. It has been shown that at least two phases of the scheme have been delivered as affordable rent instead of social rent - i.e. up to 80% market rent.
The scheme also involved demolition of several council buildings including offices that employed 640 Health & Social Care staff (Mabel Goldwin House) and a further 300 staff based at the council’s Spa Road complex. Gibson House was also demolished, which ran an externalised residential service for adults with learning disabilities and a day care facility for older people with mental health problems.