The first phase of new homes in Southmere has launched, the first major milestone in the 'ground-breaking regeneration' of Thamesmead.

Peabody say they are "thrilled" to launch the first phase of one, two and three bedroom homes, plus a number of other facilities.

The 'Thamesmead Vision' will see the area famed for its countless silver screen appearances and brutalist architectural surroundings 'transformed' into a new town for the capital.

Overlooking the iconic Southmere Lake, the area will see 500 new homes, a public square, community library, shops and resident facilities as part of a £2.5 million investment, one of London's "most significant" regenerations.

The vibrant centre of Southmere, Cygnet Square will host a variety of exciting leisure and retail opportunities, as well as independent shops, restaurants and cafes.

Peabodys vision for Thamesmead

Peabody's vision for Thamesmead

Along with lakeside views to most homes, residents will also have access to a concierge service, residents’ lounge, meeting rooms and workspaces, while homes are fitted with all the essentials, from fully integrated kitchen appliances to built-in wardrobes to master bedrooms.

Lisa Crush, Director of Sales & Marketing at Peabody, comments, “We are thrilled to be launching the first phase of one, two, and three bedroom homes at Southmere, in addition to the new village square and facilities – this is a major milestone for our Thamesmead vision.

“Southmere has an engaged and creative existing community who have lived in this area for many years, and we felt it was incredibly important to work with those residents to ensure that alongside new homes, we are delivering the amenities they want and need most.

Southmere Lake, Thamesmead

Southmere Lake, Thamesmead

"The Lakeside Centre already has 40 artist studios and provides a home for the local RTM radio station, while the public library and community centre is visualised as a central hub for residents.

"We are looking forward to continuing to grow the series of events and cultural projects already underway at Southmere, and inviting new residents to join this community.”

Southmere is already well connected to the city, with the nearby Abbey Wood Overground station making London Bridge accessible in only 22 minutes, Bond Street in 25 minutes and Waterloo in 35 minutes.

With Crossrail on the horizon at Abbey Wood, commuters can expect to be in Canary Wharf in only 11 minutes. For those travelling slightly further afield, London City Airport is accessible in just 30 minutes. Residents will also have access to cycle storage, and parking spaces and permits are also available.

Prices begin at £297,500 for a one bedroom home, £415,000 for a two bedroom home, and £547,000 for a three bedroom home.