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Peabody Trust at 'Healthy Cities' in October 2017

John Lewis, Executive Director, Thamesmead and responsible for Peabody's Commercial Property porfolio will be speaking at our October Healthy Cities Forum in London's docklands.

The Peabody Trust has carried out extensive consultation with residents in Thamesmead over the last year and has given the go ahead for the redevelopment of almost 600 homes in the Wolvercote Road area of South Thamesmead. The homes in Wolvercote Road were among the first to be built in Thamesmead almost 50 years ago. As a result, Peabody marked the area for significant investment to improve living conditions for local people.

As part of the wider transformation of Thamesmead, the Trust says that more than 1,500 new homes are already being built in South Thamesmead through the Mayor of London's Housing Zone programme. In order to keep the community together, all current assured, social and secure tenants will be offered a move into these new homes.

Previous to joining Peabody, John spent six years as CEO of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation. He joined the Foundation from Milton Keynes Partnership, a subsidiary of the Homes and Communities Agency, where he was CEO responsible for the economic and housing growth of the new city.

John is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has a Master of Arts in Urban Regeneration. He is a voluntary Board member of Wellingborough Homes Housing Association.

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