Dolphin Square Foundation delivers first of many affordable homes in Westminster
DSF has successfully delivered the first housing project in the City of Westminster with the opening of seven refurbished properties in Queen’s Park. Jonathan Glanz, the Cabinet member for Housing and Property at WCC joined other key local stakeholders for the opening event to celebrate the milestone.
Working with specialist social housing contractor United House, the properties have undergone major refurbishment works to provide homes for residents with learning disabilities.
The homes were bought by DSF in 2010 after sitting empty for a number of years. The homes will be managed by Yarrow Housing who provide support and care for people with learning disabilities. Each home has been renovated to a high standard and adapted to meet the needs of its residents.
The newly refurbished homes include environmental measures that will significantly reduce their carbon footprint and help save 60 to 70 per cent in CO2 emissions and also help save money on energy bills.
Brian Ham, Chief Executive of Dolphin Square Foundation said:
“We are delighted to have successfully delivered our first affordable housing development in the capital. These homes will now provide the residents with a high quality and bespoke living environment, setting a new standard in quality, design and environmental measures for renovated buildings. We have worked closely with both United House and Yarrow Housing to ensure that the quality of life is significantly improved for our residents with learning disabilities.”
Cllr Jonathan Glanz, Westminster City Council’s cabinet member for housing and corporate property, said:
“What has been done here is truly outstanding and my congratulations go to all involved with the project. In a little over a year since taking on these homes, Dolphin Square Foundation has transformed them from dilapidated properties that were not fit for purpose into high quality homes. This is just the first of DSF’s developments and I look forward to seeing many more across central London.”
The ball is now rolling on DSF’s delivery of homes in Westminster and construction of the next development on Moreton Street will be underway shortly. The scheme will provide 38 quality homes in Pimlico and has a projected completion date of summer 2012.Back to News