A developer has revealed when it expects the first homes to be completed as part of the second phase of a development scheme in Stratford.

The 196-home development is part of Bellway London's ongoing regeneration programme there.

The Legacy Wharf scheme's second phase, located in Cooks Road, was granted planning permission by London Legacy Development Corporation at the end of November.

Built next to Pudding Mill River, the development will feature 129 new homes for private sale and 67 'affordable' properties available for local through rent or shared ownership.

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All building work for the first phase of the Legacy Wharf project has been completed and residents have moved into their new homes.

Will Weston-Smith, head of land at Bellway London, said: "The first phase of Legacy Wharf has delivered a collection of stylish one, two and three-bedroom apartments in this fast-developing part of the capital, building on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.

"The wider regeneration of Stratford has made the area an attractive prospect for people who work in central London.

"We expect that this high level of demand for new housing in this part of east London will carry on from phase one at Legacy Wharf into phase two.

"This new phase will provide a similar mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments to ensure it appeals to a wide demographic of buyers.

"We anticipate being able to start construction work on phase two in [2023], with the first homes due to be completed for the end of 2025."

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The development will consist of a contemporary courtyard layout, with commercial units on the ground floor centred around a communal podium garden.

The apartments will feature in blocks which vary in height from five to nine storeys with further open space on a fifth-floor terrace.

The development will be car-free with the exception of required blue badge spaces, while there will be 387 cycle spaces provided for residents.

Bellway also plans to install air source heat pumps and put solar panels on available roof space at Legacy Wharf so that residents benefit from lower bills.

Mr Weston-Smith said: "This will be a highly sustainable development. We hope to link up with the Olympic Park District Heating Network and are introducing energy-saving features whenever we can."