Secondary school and 3,500 homes announced for Canning Town
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A new secondary school and 3,500 homes are set to be built on the site of a former Canning Town depot.
Developers Berkeley Homes have agreed terms with the Greater London Authority to redevelop the former Parcelforce site in Stephenson Street.
The 26 acre development, designed by Patel Taylor, will include 3,500 homes with an equal division of affordable, private and build to rent.
It will also include a secondary school for 1,000 pupils, set to open in September 2019, and a 4.5 acre park.
Tony Pidgley, chairman of the Berkeley Group, said: “This is an inspired design with a wonderful park which will create one of the best new communities in London.
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“It’s a place that will work for everybody, whatever your age or income. It has something for everyone.”
There will be direct access to West Ham station from the piazza and two pedestrian bridges to connect it to the surrounding neighbourhoods.
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A planning application is set to be submitted this autumn, with work due to start on site next year and the first homes completed by early 2019.
Cllr Ken Clark, cabinet member for building communities, public affairs, regeneration and planning, said: “This proposal sounds like an ambitious and forward thinking development which could go some way to providing much needed housing and school places, as well as more green spaces for our residents to enjoy.
“I look forward to a high quality planning application, which addresses the needs of our borough, being brought to the council for consideration.”
The development is part of 414 hectares of land released by the Greater London Authority to deliver 50,000 new homes across the capital.
Richard Blakeway, deputy mayor for housing, land and property, said:
“I am delighted that Berkeley has come forward with such a bold and innovative scheme that will create a brand new east London community on what was previously a huge chunk of disused land.
“As well as being among the largest new private rental sector developments in the capital, this flagship development continues the transformation of east London as part of our Olympic legacy.”