School and new station links planned as part of 3,800-home West Ham development
PUBLISHED: 17:44 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:44 24 February 2017
Details about a 3,800-home development close to West Ham station have been revealed as part of a public exhibition.
Berkeley Homes, who will be converting the former Parcelforce depot at Stephenson Street, showcased their plans for the site ahead of submitting them this spring.
Among the plans would be two new direct connections between the site and West Ham station – one near the Jubilee line escalators and another to the main ticket hall.
Another pedestrian bridge will be built further away from the station, crossing both the track and the parallel Manor Road to provide a safe crossing place.
East London Science School – currently in Bromley-by-Bow – will occupy a plot at the south of the site, where it will provide a secondary education for 1,000 pupils.
“They have been looking for a permanent site for some time,” explained Edward Priestly, development manager at Berkeley Homes.
“It should be ready to open in September 2020.
“We’re hoping some of the facilities, like the lecture theatre and the multi-use games area, can be used by the community outside of school hours too.”
The first phase of the development, which has an estimated completion date of 2022, will include a public piazza, parts of the Four Seasons Park and Science Garden communal areas and 1,000 homes, as well as the rail connections and the school.
The final public exhibition session, at Gainsborough Learning Centre, Hamilton Road, West Ham, will take place tomorrow between 10am and 2pm.
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