New apartments set to launch at former school site

A former Forest Hill school is being transformed into a new apartments scheme by housebuilder Bellway London.

Work is currently underway on the brownfield site, which was once home to Our Lady and St Philip Neri Infant School on Mayow Road, creating a 59-home development across three apartment blocks called Dacres Wood Court.

Bellway London’s newest division, Bellway London Partnerships, will be delivering the 59 one, two and three-bedroom apartments after the success of the division’s first private development, Fielders Quarter at Barking Riverside, which is still under construction.

Bill Kenneally, Regional Director of Bellway London Partnerships, said: “Work on Dacres Wood Court has come a long way since we gained planning permission for the development in 2019 and we are on track to release the first homes this month.

“Being able to take this brownfield site in a key location on Mayow Road and turn it into a new homes development will revive this area of Forest Hill for the local people, with a mix of private and affordable housing being built.

“As well as providing a landscaped garden and play area as part of Dacres Wood Court, Mayow Park is across the road from the development. It has a bowling green, tennis courts, café and nature reserve, plus a children’s playground and recreational space.

“The location of Dacres Wood Court means it sits between two train stations, Forest Hill and Sydenham, which have trains to London Bridge, London Victoria and Clapham Junction, for easy access into the city and across the South East – perfect for those who want to be close to the city without the built-up city landscape.”

Of the 59 one, two and three-bedroom apartments being built at Dacres Wood Court, 20 apartments will be designated as affordable homes for local people.

For more information and to sign up to the mailing list for updates on the launch date and prices at Dacres Wood Court, visit bellway.co.uk.