Lowe Key prioritises key workers, offering an affordable rental solution in close proximity to their workplace. At the same time, it provides local authorities and public bodies with a cost effective solution to managing its vacant buildings. Download Brochure
There is a huge amount of vacant, publicly owned property across London. Whilst these spaces are vacant, local authorities could benefit from a commercial solution with minimal costs, that maximises the return to local communities.

At the same time, London’s key workers, including the police, health, education and those working in non-profit sectors, are being priced out of the areas they work in by high rental costs, despite giving so much back to the local community.

Lowe Key provides these key workers with an affordable rental solution close to their place of work. In doing so, Lowe Key also provides the local authority with a cost-effective solution to managing its vacant buildings

Sir Tim Melville-Ross, Chairman, Homerton University Hospital

"I believe the work that LOWE Guardians and their new venture LOWEKEY is doing is crucial to helping resolve some of our most pressing national issues. It is well known that our national housing policy is delivering far too few affordable dwellings in key locations. But it is less well known that the implications of this for the effective operation of our National Health Service and other public services are very severe. I chair an NHS acute and community trust in East London, where I can see for myself how difficult it is for staff to find acceptable, affordable accommodation within a reasonable distance. For some there is the (expensive) option of commuting from a distant home, but this really doesn't work without creating enormous stress for people who have to work long and variable shifts, and be available at very short notice. This is clearly a major problem for key workers in the health service, the police and the fire service amongst others."



Living at Chelsea police station is ideal as it’s just a 5-minute walk from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where I work. I have really enjoyed meeting like-minded people and being part of a community.
Sir Tim Melville-Ross Joins LOWEKEY
How is a lack of affordable housing in London damaging our key workers?