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Bringing affordable homes to the heart of the borough

01 April, 2021

An artist’s impression of the proposed Balmoral Castle and Darwin House homes

• CONCERNING the report on Darwin House (Hundreds petition to save block from demolition, March 26), our proposals will bring 52 new, high-quality, and much-needed affordable homes into the heart of Westminster.

These include specialist homes for older people at social rent that will give existing residents of Darwin House far more spacious, modern and energy-efficient homes than at present and intermediate homes for those on household incomes from £32,000 to £60,000 who may be unable to afford market rents but do not qualify for social housing.

As part of delivering benefits for the local community, the new intermediate homes will be offered first to residents in the area.

Designs have been considered carefully to complement the existing, highly regarded, estate architecture, enhance green space available and to meet sustainability standards to reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings through measures such as triple-glazing, solar panels and air-sourced heat pumps.

DEBBIE JACKSON
Executive Director for Growth, Planning and Housing Westminster City Council

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