Mayor tours site of £141m Beckton development
PUBLISHED: 16:35 01 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:35 01 April 2015
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The Mayor of Newham joined two of the borough's councillors to see the work being done on a Beckton property development.
The first stage of the Great Eastern Quays development will see 350 homes built on the site as part of the project between Galliford Try Partnerships and Notting Hill Housing.
Work on the first phase, which is set to cost £81million, has begun, with the structural frame of the first building already coming out of the ground.
It will see a range of one, two, three and four bedroom homes, of which 44 per cent will be affordable housing.
The project is expected to be complete in September 2017, but it is anticipated that the first homes will be available for rent as early as March 2016.
Sir Robin Wales visited along with Cllr Ken Clark, cabinet member for building communities, public affairs, planning and regeneration and Cllr Ayesha Chowdhury, who represents Beckton ward.
He said: “This development will see almost half of the homes built available on either affordable rents or as shared ownership properties .
“This is an exciting opportunity for Newham’s residents and families to get on to the property ladder and I am looking forward to the upcoming transformation of life here on the dockside.”
The completed project, costing £141m, will include 819 new homes, a restaurant bar, garden squares and space for shops and businesses, much of which will be aimed at start ups.
South east managing director at Galliford Try Partnerships, Stuart Brodie, added: “Great Eastern Quays is a flagship project for us and we are delighted to be working closely with Notting Hill Housing to create a fantastic new place to live and work right on the Thames.”