A new 804-home scheme at the Manor Road Quarter in Canning Town has taken a step forward after approval from the London Borough.
402 (50 percent) affordable homes will be delivered as part of the development, along with a new two-acre (0.8-hectare) park, significant highways upgrades and public space, including the creation of new walking and cycling routes through the site improving connections with the wider area.
The scheme is being delivered by the English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Homes England and Legal & General, on land owned by the fund, and by the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Duncan Cumberland, residential development director at the English Cities Fund, said: “We’re delighted to receive unanimous support from Newham for this exciting scheme.
“We’ve worked closely with GLA, who are the majority landowner, to include a 50 percent affordable housing provision, which will make it an exemplar development and provide much-needed new housing for the local area.”
With a new residential building of 32 stories and several other buildings as part of a wider masterplan for the site, the scheme will provide a range of apartment types and tenures, along with flexible commercial space on the ground floor.
James Murray, deputy mayor for housing and residential development, said, “The mayor’s top priority in tackling the housing crisis is to build more council, social rented, and other genuinely affordable homes.
“The Manor Road Quarter development in Canning Town shows how we can deliver 50 percent affordable housing, which will make a huge difference to the local community, providing hundreds of genuinely affordable homes that residents desperately need, alongside a new two-acre park.”
Following the council’s decision, the team looked to complete the associated planning agreements, before appointing a contractor to deliver the scheme.
Construction of the first phase is anticipated to begin during the Summer of 2020.
The Manor Road Quarter follows on from the successful £180 million (US$220 million), three-phase Rathbone Market development the fund has delivered in Canning Town.
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