Housing association leads 700 home development
The London Development Agency has picked a housing association as preferred developer for a 700 home regeneration scheme.
Notting Hill Housing will be working with construction firms United House, Durkan and Galliford Try on Gallions Quarter in the Albert Basin area of the Royal Docks.
NHH’s proposals will deliver 700 new homes – 280 of which will be affordable – and 4,500 square metres of commercial space and community facilities.
The whole scheme is expected to be complete by 2018 and NHH said it would work closely with communities in Beckton and Woolwich before and during construction.
John Hughes, director of development at NHH, said: ‘Our team is delighted to have been chosen for this exciting opportunity. Notting Hill Housing and our partners share the LDA’s vision for the Royal Docks which is a unique and stunning location in London.
‘We will create an environment with a strong sense of character inspired by the historic importance of the docks and the communities who lived and worked here.’
Stephen Kennard, director of development at the LDA, said: ‘Our vision for the Royal Docks is a place with vibrant communities with high quality homes and lasting employment.
‘As part of that vision, we want to can create a new sustainable community in Gallions Quarter and Notting Hill Housing Trust’s proposals will do just that - build new homes, new business space and community facilities, all to high quality design standards, helping to create a lasting legacy in the Albert Basin.’