Boris Johnson has announced a £200m investment in the capital, which will see thousands of new homes being built in Hayes town centre and Feltham .

The Mayor of London has set out 11 new 'housing zones' that will provide 24,554 new homes and create new neighbourhoods across London, including Hillingdon and Hounslow boroughs.

Mr Johnson invested an additional £200m to designate the final 11 zones, which stretch from Havering to Kingston and Enfield and bring the total number planned in London to 31.

The aim is to boost housing supply, stimulate building and produce the new low cost homes London needs to meet its growing population.

The 31 zones are estimated to deliver 77,000 new homes, of which 34% will be affordable, alongside transformational regeneration of key town centres, train station hubs and housing estates.

The plans include 2,788 for Hayes town centre and 3,339 for Feltham.

The Mayor made the announcement on Thursday, March 10, as he officially opened a new affordable housing development in the heart of London’s West End.

Trenchard House, spanning across Broadwick & Hopkins Street, is a former derelict Metropolitan Police hostel, on Greater London Authority acquired land released by the Mayor.

The site has undergone a £54 million redevelopment to build 78 new homes, including 65 affordable one to three bedroom apartments.

Mr Johnson, Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, said: “Meeting the unprecedented demand for housing after 30 years of historic failure to build new homes is a critical issue affecting the capital.

"That is why I have led an enormous programme of regeneration with my 31 housing zones that will transform communities across London, creating nearly 80,000 new homes, plus new transport hubs and schools.

“This fantastic new housing development in the heart of the West End is delivering a life line to hard working local people who were priced out of Soho and desperate to reside nearby their places of work.

Lower rents for London Living Wage earners

Dolphin Living partnered with Barratt Homes to provide the development and have worked with Westminster Council to ensure that the intermediate rent homes are prioritised for local people on housing waiting lists.

The lower rents mean that people earning the London Living Wage can rent properties so long as their minimum annual income is £24,000.

Some three bedroom apartments - with a rent of £202 per week - represent a 75% discount from local market rents.

Mr Johnson added: "These apartments are just some of the 100,000 new affordable homes being delivered over my two mayoral terms.

"This site forms part of more than 400 hectares of developable land the GLA inherited and which I have now released every inch of, to ensure as many homes as possible are built throughout London."

New resident, Taber, has just moved in the Soho development with her partner.

She said: “We couldn't be more pleased as we are now both a few minutes’ walk from work and feel extremely lucky to have found such a lovely, spacious flat in the middle of Soho which despite the extraordinary prices of the local housing market, is actually affordable for us."

As part of the Mayor’s commitment to double housebuilding, London’s Housing Zones will unlock massive regeneration on hundreds of hectares of brownfield land across the capital.

The special status has been awarded to areas identified and packaged up by local authorities.

It removes all unnecessary planning restrictions, combined with the funds to maximise development, and fast track homes and supporting infrastructure.

Future areas earmarked for developments are:

Housing Zone


Total Number of Units

Bromley North



Kingston (Cambridge Estate Regeneration)



Canada Water



Old Kent Road



Catford Town Centre



Barking Gateways






Edmonton Heartlands



Hayes Town Centre






North Tottenham