Thamesmead: Revitalising Neighbourhoods

London’s changing shape includes the regeneration of existing areas, improving neighbourhoods for established communities and creating new opportunities in
the capital. One such place is Thamesmead in south-east London.

Thamesmead was originally conceived as a ‘new town’ and completed in 1968 to address the housing crisis after the Second World War. Spanning the same distance as Bond Street to Shoreditch, and with over 100 acres of developable land, it can make a significant contribution to tackling London’s 21st-century
housing crisis.

With the arrival of Crossrail at Abbey Wood in 2018 the area will be just 11 minutes away from Canary Wharf and 17 minutes from the City of London.

Peabody is making major investment in the area and has supported the London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to secure funding from the GLA to create complementary Housing Zones in the two boroughs. The plan is to deliver nearly 3,000 new homes to rent and buy as well as creating thousands of jobs.

With plenty of green open spaces, miles of waterways and river frontage, good schools, superb community and leisure facilities and improving transport links, the town has the potential to be one of London’s most desirable places to live, work and visit.

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