Plans for building more council homes in Newham

Standard of Affordable Homes

A kitchen in Lucel Tate House

Our new homes will meet Lifetime Homes standards, to be adaptable to the changing needs of our diverse residents over time.

Lifetime Homes has a number of benefits, for example, making it easier for families to use

and store pushchairs, and enable residents to stay in their home if they develop mobility issues and require wheelchair access.

Our new homes will also prioritise energy efficiency and environmental standards. For new schemes currently in design, we have adopted the Passivhaus Classic standard,

which focuses on keeping energy use low by careful design and construction – typically reducing space heating requirements by 75% and keeping residents’ energy bills low.

All our new affordable homes have also been designed to meet national and London-wide housing design requirements, as well as our own ambitious Housing Design Standard.