Investing in Council housing
Lewisham Council is committed to improving the quality of our housing to make sure we are providing safe and decent homes. As well as doing repairs when needed, we look at the overall condition of our buildings and create a programme of refurbishment. Find out more about planned works.
We will be developing our plans for investment in our buildings for 2025/26 and beyond, and sharing with residents in the coming months.
Our draft budget for 2024/25 allocates around £80 million to spend on improvements where they are most needed:
- Decent homes: investing £59.1m in improving our tenants’ homes. These works include new roofs, balconies, windows & doors, external decorations, kitchens & bathrooms, heating and electrical works.
- Building safety: investing £17.6m to improving the safety of our buildings. Works include cladding removals, emergency lighting, smoke
- ventilation, improved compartmentation of areas, and fire door replacement.
- Sustainability: following significant investment in the 23/24 financial year, we are spending a further £2.85m in energy efficiency improvement
Some of the major elements of the programme include:
|External improvement works
|Major housing repairs
|Kitchens and bathrooms
|Roof and balcony replacements
|Main entrance door replacements
|Stock condition surveys
|New door entry systems
|New warden call systems
|Sheltered property refurbishments
|Fire safety works
|2023/24 ongoing works