Thurston Point (SE13 7SD) is an almost all-rental scheme, located between train lines and an A-road at the north end of the Lewisham Gateway development by Lewisham station in South-east London.
The operator is social landlord L&Q but most of the units are rented at market rents. It is characterised by black and white cladding and a number of irregularly placed rooftop units that look like shipping containers, each of which houses a single flat. Residents have access to a triangular internal courtyard at first-floor level
What residents say
It suits my purposes at this point in my life where I want somewhere convenient until I am able to buy my own home
I really like living in a home that I feel is high quality, it was what I needed after living in poor quality housing in central London for a few years. I also really like that the home is energy efficient and therefore the bills are more affordable. I think it provides good housing for younger people who can't afford to buy. However it's really important the good soundproofing between homes is built in to make them feel private.
[what do you dislike about ...] The sense of lack of management and safety. No one is around to fix anything. We have been 10 days with no lift and counting in a 15-story building, no concierge, responsible or anyone that we could communicate with. The maintenance (cleaning, checking security features, etc.) is very poor.