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London Festival of Architecture comes to PLACE/Ladywell

An exhibition, organised by RUSS, showcasing community-led housing projects in the borough will be on show at PLACE/Ladywell in June as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Local connections: borough boundaries will feature eight innovative housing projects across the borough that have been led by the local community. It will explore how we have empowered communities to deliver homes for local people. This includes Sanford in Deptford, Britain’s first housing co-op, and Brasted Close Community Land Trust in Sydenham, which we have recently given the green light.

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, said, ‘Lewisham is facing the severe effects of a housing crisis. We are doing all we can to ensure everyone has a decent and genuinely affordable home to call their own, including by delivering 1,000 new social homes and building a new generation of affordable homes for private rent.

‘I encourage everyone to visit this exhibition to learn more about our proud tradition of working closely with the community to support them to deliver some unique community-led housing projects.’

The free exhibition will run between 23 and 30 June at PLACE/Ladywell, another pioneering example of our approach to tackling the housing crisis. The pop-up village provides temporary homes to homeless families who would otherwise be living in bed and breakfasts and emergency hostels. We have confirmed that four more similar pop-up housing developments will be built in the borough.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the London Festival of Architecture website.

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