News Our Fire Guardians support Lewisham Homes complete 56 new homes at 1 Creekside Deptford

Our Fire Guardians support Lewisham Homes complete 56 new homes at 1 Creekside Deptford

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May 23, 2023

PRP Development Consultancy has helped Lewisham Homes complete its first development to be handed over under the Building for Lewisham programme - by carrying out a Fire Guardian service throughout the construction period.

Our Site Inspectors worked closely with the client and contractor, overseeing initial designs and checking for compliance on site.

“We have a single PRP point of contact who visits our sites every week and this gives consistency and is offering added value and efficiencies as that individual is now very well versed on our requirements. He is proactive and offers solutions to issues as well as spotting all instances of non-compliance and will challenge our contractors on site which is exactly what we want. A particular benefit for us is the comfort that there is a PRP qualified Fire Engineer available if required to check over our fire strategy documents and advise of any future changes in regulations so we can future proof our schemes.” Former Head of Development Lewisham Homes 

Lewisham Homes acquired this site for 56 new homes, purchasing the land with existing planning permission for a block of flats plus commercial space. Previously the site was occupied by a light industrial building and a dilapidated terraced house.

The completed development, on which PRP Development Consultancy was appointed as Fire Guardian, provides 100% affordable housing of social rent and shared ownership tenures.

Situated in Deptford, recently described by Timeout as the south London mishmash hotspot of old and new, hip and functional, 1 Creekside comprises two buildings rising to six and eight storeys connected by a beautifully landscaped garden at the third-floor level.

The development has been constructed to the highest fire safety standards, including a fire-safe structure with brick cladding, a sprinkler system installed in all units, and additional firefighting & evacuation lifts.

Exuding sophistication and elegance, Lewisham Homes’ first development features faceted elevations of light and dark feature brickwork, recessed balconies, and attractive bronze-coloured metalwork. The glass-fronted commercial space at street level adds to the dynamic energy of the area and provides residents with easy access to a range of amenities.

With 1 Creekside being the first time Lewisham Homes has acquired a site with existing planning permission, it is hoped that this model can be pursued further to boost the availability of affordable housing in the borough.