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Peabody

Peabody

George Peabody, an American philanthropist, set up The Peabody Donation Fund in 1862 to “ameliorate the condition of the poor and needy in this great metropolis”. During his lifetime, he donated £500,000 to the Fund – now known simply as Peabody – which is equivalent to many millions today.

Peabody only operates in London, as specified in its original charter. Its first dwellings for the “artisans and labouring poor” were opened in Commercial Street, Spitalfields in February 1864. These flats housed 66 low-income families and included provision for shops and laundries and marked the beginning of its work in London,


A hundred and fifty years on, Peabody is thriving. It owns or manages more than 20,000 homes for 50,000 people in 25 boroughs It is known for its innovative, robust and attractive new developments and has plans to build 5,000 new homes by 2020.

Its mission is as relevant today as it was during George Peabody’s lifetime – to make London a city of opportunity for everyone by ensuring that as many people as possible have a good home, a real sense of purpose and a strong sense of belonging. This mission is the driving force behind everything Peabody does.

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Peabody
45 Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7BJ

Tel: 020 7021 4444
Web: www.peabody.org.uk


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Southmere, South Thamesmead (phase 1a, 1b and 2)

Southmere, South Thamesmead (phase 1a, 1b and 2)

Under Construction

Southmere, located near Abbey Wood station, has the potential to deliver 800+ new homes across 3 phases. Homes in the mixed-tenure scheme range from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses.

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The Reach

The Reach

Built

On what was once proposed as a site for a drive-thru McDonalds, The Reach delivers 66 high quality, affordable homes for residents, demonstrating how to successfully densify London’s outer suburbs.

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