East London Development to Deliver Over 3,800 Homes

The development, built on the former Parcelforce depot in West Ham, is scheduled to be completed by 2024.
The development, built on the former Parcelforce depot in West Ham, is scheduled to be completed by 2024.
30 July 2020, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been unveiled for a major housing development in East London which costs £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) and includes more than 3,800 homes.

TwelveTrees Park will see 3,838 one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes, as well as studio flats and apartments, be constructed in West Ham.

With the first of the homes launched by Berkeley Homes on Wednesday, 22 July, 2020 there are plans for a number of shops and restaurants on the 26.2 acre (10.6-hectare) site, which included a 4.5 acre (1.8-hectare) WiFi-enabled park.

More than half of the entire development is dedicated to green space, with homes starting from £385,000 (US$502,000) for a studio.

Located minutes between Stratford and Canary Wharf, many of the homes will include stunning views of London's skyline.

Evergreen Point is the first building to launch at TwelveTrees Park. A collection of penthouses are also in the final stages of development.

Anyone living in the development will have access to a gym, business lounge, and 24-hour concierge service. There will also be a garage with electric charging points and bicycle storage.

The linear park will be at the heart of the development and will include restaurants and cafés as part of a new shopping and leisure quarter at the development. The park will be fully WiFi-enabled meaning those who work or study from home will have the flexibility to be outdoors and surrounded by nature while they work.

TwelveTrees Park benefits from five rail and tube lines on its doorstep, meaning easy access to the city center, including Canary Wharf, which is just seven minutes away. It also has quick access to Crossrail, and London City Airport is just 10 minutes away.

As part of the development, there will be a new, 1,000-pupil state-of-the-art home for the East London Science School, which will include a specially designed science garden with an outdoor lab and physics garden, a sports hall and a lecture theatre.

Justin Tibaldi, divisional managing director at Berkeley Homes, said: "We’re very excited to unveil our vision for TwelveTrees Park – a vibrant new neighborhood that will be a gamechanger for West Ham and the wider regeneration of the lower Lea Valley. This will be one of the best-connected developments in London, with five major transport links just moments from your home providing fast and regular transportation across the city.

"TwelveTrees Park will complement the growing transformation of East London, bridging the gap between Stratford, the Olympic Park and Canary Wharf. Already a number of exciting cultural institutions and well-known brands are making the area their home, bolstered by the arrival of Crossrail and improved connections to central London.

"While the last few months have been tough for many people, the Covid-19 pandemic has shone a light on the positive spirit present in communities across the country. We want to harness this by creating a place people will come and enjoy – whether that’s to live, work, visit or simply to sit outdoors in the park – indeed, the value of green spaces has never been so evident.

"The development enables everyone to live connected – connected to London with the exceptional transport links, connected to nature with the acres of parkland on site, and connected to each other through the shared outdoor spaces and, when it becomes possible again, by attending the activities that will be on offer at the community hub. TwelveTrees Park is the next chapter in East London’s fascinating story."

For more on this story, go to My London News. 

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