Beckton Park development to create 391 homes on former industrial estate
PUBLISHED: 14:19 24 October 2017
A former industrial estate is set to make way for a 391-home development overlooking Beckton District Park.
Bellway Homes has been given planning permission for the transformation of the former East Ham Industrial Estate, situated on the A13 Newham Way.
It will include a mixture of studio and one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplexes, of which 28 per cent will be affordable, as well as more than 6,000 sq ft of commercial space and a new public square.
Built in blocks of between four and 12 storeys, the development - to be known as Beckton Park - will consist of 281 private homes, 44 shared ownership properties and 66 available to rent.
Each block will also have a play area designed for those under five, and the homes will be designed to have high energy efficiency standards.
Developers Bellway will also be investing in the park itself, creating a new entrance and contributing towards improvements such as a new skate park and woodland management, as part of a £100 million investment into the area.
They also plan to improve safety for the cycle superhighway and will contribute £2m towards schools, health and leisure facilities in the area.
Ian Gorst, managing director of Bellway Homes’ Thames Gateway division, said: “Beckton is an area of east London that, despite its proximity to Canary Wharf and the City, is under-developed.
“Bellway is delighted to be contributing to the areas transformation especially because the former industrial site has been run down for many years.
“We will be providing new homes in a key location for the capital’s workforce, to take advantage of the area’s excellent amenities.
“In unlocking its development potential, the regeneration of this site will make a significant contribution to supporting London’s growing housing requirement and provide a new business hub for professionals and a vibrant community for families.”
Demolition of the derelict industrial buildings should start shortly and construction work is expected to start next year.
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