East London insights Q1 2019 - Page 3



EAST LONDON INSIGHTS
Q1 2019
NEWHAM
TOWER HAMLETS
CGI - Stonemason’s Yard
CGI - The Bagel Factory
CGI - Old Smokehouse
3 NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN HACKNEY
WICK NEARING COMPLETION
East London Developer, Aitch Group, is bringing forward a number of
mixed-use schemes to further regenerate the area. HWK, the umbrella
brand for 3 developments Aitch is building, will play a vital role in
attracting new businesses and residents to the area.
Bagel Factory, Stonemason’s Yard and The Old Smokehouse are offering 65,000ft2 of
commercial space and a combined 167 residential units.
The largest of the developments is Bagel Factory, which showed high demand for the
area as it was rated the “fastest selling (domestic) development in London in 2018” by
Currell & JLL.

NEXT STAGE OF £3.7 BILLION
CUSTOM HOUSE REGENERATION
PROJECT GIVEN GO AHEAD
Newham Council has given the approval for work to begin on the next
stage of the Custom House redevelopment project.
The project will see the building of up to 900 new homes as part of a £3.7 billion
regeneration scheme. Newham Council has stated that 50% of the homes will be
“genuinely affordable” meaning that they will be offered at London living rent levels.
At its last council meeting Newham awarded the contracts for the design, planning and
building of housing in Custom House. Part of the area’s wider regeneration includes
nearby Canning Town.
This is the next piece in the
story of reviving, revitalising and
kick starting the much-needed
regeneration of Custom
House. I am pleased to say
that this process has been
very much a demonstration
of the new administration’s
commitment to involving
residents in all aspects of our
decision making.”
“It is absolutely vital and
critical that we press the start
button on the much-needed
regeneration of Custom House
and deliver homes that are
genuinely affordable to our
residents.
Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz
Speaking to the
Newham Recorder

2 I strettons.co.uk

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/business/regenerating-canning-town/8685234.article
https://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/redevelopment-of-custom-house-1-5872950
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2012/01/13/bouygues-600m-canning-town-scheme-approved/
PLANS APPROVED FOR DEVELOPMENT
NEAR CANARY WHARF
and approximately 1,700m2 of
non-residential floorspace. The plans
were originally dismissed over concerns
with the height and scale of the proposed
development within its local context.

Planning inspectors have
overturned a decision by
Tower Hamlets Council to build
a development close to
Canary Wharf.
Designed by architects 3DReid, the
proposed 30 and 26-storey scheme, at a
Millharbour site, will deliver 319 homes
Council planning officers had said that
although the scheme was a high-quality
design that would deliver 30% affordable
housing, they accepted that the scheme
would not “systematically step down”
from the taller structures at Canary
Wharf.
However, in overturning the Councillors’
refusal of the proposals, planning
inspector Paul Jackson praised 3DReids’
“high quality of architectural design”,
adding that he did not believe the
“stepping down” issue was problematic
and pointed to the additional homes the
scheme would provide.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/twin-towers-will-dominate-the-skyline-of-north-london-6457334.html
https://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/politics/tower-hamlets-council-4th-bid-for-tower-block-on-limehouse-triangle-1-5833640

TOWER HAMLETS
COUNCIL MAKES
4TH BID TO SECURE
PLANNING PERMISSION
FOR ‘LIMEHOUSE
TRIANGLE’
Following three previous
attempts, Tower Hamlets
Council is submitting plans to
the planning committee for the
development of the ‘Limehouse
Triangle’. The scheme involves
the development of a tower
block of flats on a nature
reserve next to the Regent’s
Canal.
The scheme has previously been
rejected after protests from local
residents who are desperate to keep
the green space in Salmon Lane.
The ongoing issue highlights the
conflicting pressures faced by many
London boroughs. The 8-storey
development for 17 flats to rent aims
to relieve the 19,000-long housing
waiting list in the borough. Tower
Hamlets is the UK’s fastest growing
population area. However, the East
End has a “growing deficit in green
space” according to the Council’s
Local Plan.
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