We plan to redevelop No. 2 Palliser Road to build 36 new mixed tenure homes; this will include family sized homes for low income households and homes for local people.
We plan to build a five-storey building that will provide 36 new, high quality homes for London Affordable Rent, shared ownership or London Living Rent and private sale. The new building will include nine street accessible maisonettes and 27 flats. All homes will have private amenity and access to a shared communal courtyard.
The proposed development will be broadly the same height as the neighbouring buildings. A new street scene will also be designed, bringing forward the front elevation on Palliser Road and completing the terraced street on Comeragh Road. The new development will not impact on the street parking in the immediate roads as it will be a car free, apart from two new wheelchair accessible car parking spaces.
We aim to provide high quality homes for local people and to the benefit of our customers and the local area. For this project we have looked at options including adapting the existing building. However it is not feasible to for us create quality homes with contemporary standards.
A public exhibition was held in early May 2019 for the wider community. You can view our consultation material here.
We aim to submit a planning application in July 2019.
The challenges adapting Ada Lewis House
Ada Lewis House was built in the 1920s. In our early proposals for Ada Lewis House we had considered refurbishing and adapting the building to create new homes. The existing layout of Ada Lewis House is single occupant rooms with shared, communal facilities.
There were many challenges to adapting the building to ensure we created high quality, accessible homes. To create new homes, the current site would have required a considerable amount of work, including demolishing internal walls, floor slabs and part of the external elevation. Developing a new site will ensure that national space standards and building regulations are met.
Remembering Ada Lewis
Ada Hannah Lewis was a wealthy philanthropist and wife of Samuel Lewis; she was born in Liverpool in 1844 and died in London 1906. Samuel Lewis was a philanthropic Jewish financier to the aristocracy and was born in Birmingham in 1837.
Ada Lewis and Samuel Lewis established accommodation in London for reasonable rents and were very generous to deserving and appropriate charities.
Our new building will feature a memorial plaque to remember Ada Lewis.
From Samuel Lewis to Southern Housing Group
Samuel Lewis died in 1901 and left an endowment to set up a charitable trust to provide good, quality homes for working people in London. The Samuel Lewis Housing Trust completed its first homes in 1910 at Liverpool Road in Islington and many other estates before the Second World War including Lisgar Terrace, Fulham in 1927. We're currently undertaking a £50 million refurbishment of Lisgar Terrace, which is due to complete in 2020. For more information read our case study or watch our video.
The Samuel Lewis Housing Trust became Southern Housing Group in 2001.