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Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales lays final bricks for 17 new homes in Plaistow

PUBLISHED: 15:30 08 December 2016

Cllr Andrew Baikie, Kent Taylor, Red Door Ventures, Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE, Chair of Red Door Ventures
Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, and Chris Wood, Managing Director of Red Door Ventures

Cllr Andrew Baikie, Kent Taylor, Red Door Ventures, Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE, Chair of Red Door Ventures Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, and Chris Wood, Managing Director of Red Door Ventures

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The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, officially marked the completion of 17 new homes by laying the final bricks.

Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE, Chair of Red Door Ventures
and the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin WalesLesley-Anne Alexander CBE, Chair of Red Door Ventures and the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales

He was joined by other dignitaries and guests for the ‘topping out’ ceremony for Red Door Ventures’ third development, in Libra Road, Plaistow on Tuesday afternoon.

The development, on a former derelict brownfield site, will provide 17 quality one and two-bedroom apartments for rent in the new year.

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham said: “One of the promises I made this year as part of the New Deal for Newham was to deliver more homes.

“Red Door Ventures has made incredible strides in 2016 in providing this.

“The company has increased the number of high quality properties in Newham as well as making a commercial return for the council, which can be invested in other services.”

The homes are designed to restructure the area by creating a three-sided cul-de-sac that brings life to the street and provides balconies or gardens for each dwelling, which are angled to maximize sunlight from the south.

The development comes on the back of Red Door Ventures’ successful work in Stratford, which launched at the end of 2015, and Nelson Street in East Ham which was completed in September.

Sir Robin added: “I am proud of what the company has achieved so far and I am confident next year their rapidly increasing portfolio of properties will develop even further.

“It is great to see the progress made on this high quality development in Plaistow and I look forward to seeing the finished apartments early next year.”

The chair of Red Door Ventures, Lesley-Anne Alexander, said: “Momentum is really building for Red Door Ventures, with planning applications already submitted for a further 423 units.”

The new homes will be offering tenants a range of packages to furnish their property for an additional fee and longer tenancies of up to five years to suit the needs of residents.

They will be officially launched in March 2017.


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