A council-funded Bromley development consisting of 25 factory-made modular homes has won a national award.

The Brindley Way project, off Burnt Ash Lane, claimed the ‘best affordable housing development’ prize, for schemes with a value of under £5m, at the Inside Housing Development Awards.

ZED PODS, the council’s appointed developer, builds the one and two-bedroom ‘pods’ off-site, minimising the time it takes to complete construction.

Councillor Peter Morgan, executive councillor for renewal recreation and housing, said: “I am pleased by the news of this award, which is a testament to the quality of the housing the council is getting for its investment.

News Shopper: The site lies just off Burnt Ash Lane (ZED PODS)The site lies just off Burnt Ash Lane (ZED PODS)

"I look forward to residents moving into these new homes next year, which will be a great improvement for them and will help to reduce the number of families the council houses in expensive, nightly paid accommodation.

"These works form part of an initial £10 million investment by the council to increase the housing supply across the borough. Further schemes will also be coming forward next year, as we continue to deliver Bromley homes for Bromley people.”

Preparatory work began on the development in March, before the first homes were lifted into place by crane in August.

A reconfigured public car park will reopen once works are completed next year, allowing access to recycling banks and electric car charging points.

The judges of the award category said this development was “good imaginative use of site and a great approach to MMC and zero carbon."

Two other council schemes aimed at increasing the borough's housing supply are underway.

On Bushell Way, Chislehurst, 25 apartments are being built and a further ten are under construction next to Anerley Town Hall.

The council says it is "exploring further investments in housing sites across the borough to work towards its commitment to providing 1,000 new homes on council-owned sites by 2030."

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