Notting Hill Housing (NHH) celebrated its 30,000th home this month, a milestone marked at our mixed tenure development, The Exchange, in Bermondsey.
Mr Bahattin and Mrs Durdane Levent, residents of NHH's 30,000th home, have lived in the area for many years with their son and daughter. This week they were joined in their new home by representatives from NHH and Southwark Council to receive a gift to mark the occasion – a framed family photo and high street vouchers.
Mr and Mrs Levent commented: “We are so comfortable and happy now, and our home is absolutely lovely. We love the photo, we are going to put it somewhere where we can see it every day, alongside our favourite family photos.”
Commenting on reaching this milestone, Katie Davies, Chief Executive of NHH said: “It is a cause for celebration that we currently own or manage 30,000 homes across a range of tenures. Over the last decade we have grown from 18,100 units to 30,000 units. Mr and Mrs Levent and family were thrilled with their new home, and were more than pleased to help us celebrate this landmark. We are proud of the quality of the buildings and the personal service we offer".
Cllr Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transport at Southwark Council said: "It is great to see the council and our local housing associations working together to provide quality, affordable homes for Southwark residents. Meeting Mr and Mrs Levent in their new home was a real privilege; we will continue to work with NHH to help provide more homes for Southwark residents as well as continue with our own council house building programme."
Also joining the celebration was the Chairman of NHH's Board, Paul Hodgkinson and Mr and Mrs Levent’s housing officer, Lyron Johnson, who said the couple were “always hospitable and very caring towards their neighbours.”
In addition to the Exchange development, NHH is also in partnership with Southwark Council to deliver 3,500 homes on the Aylesbury Estate. Half of the homes will offer affordable housing, with 75% of those at Target Rent and 25% available for shared ownership or shared equity.