Canning Town scheme goes forward for approval

English Cities Fund (ECF) has submitted the planning approval the final phase of a regeneration scheme it is developing in Canning Town in east London in partnership with Newham Council.

Sisk Construction has already been appointed main contractor for the 216 new dwellings that will be added to the £180m Rathbone Market scheme.

The project, which when complete will total 650 homes, is part of the council’s £3.7bn Canning Town and Custom House regeneration programme.

The council is due to decide on the final phase later this month and, if approved, work should start by the end of the year.

Duncan Cumberland, development Director for ECF, which is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) said: “The third phase will round-up what is one of the most exciting and innovative developments in London, breathing new life into a once unloved part of the city.”

The third phase has been designed by Shoreditch-based architects Project Orange and will comprise a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom properties within three blocks, ranging in height from six to 14 storeys, arranged in a horse-shoe configuration around a verdant communal garden. The garden is approached through a secure double-height entrance and leads to the access cores serving all apartments.

All ground floor properties are planned to be two-storey, in the style of a town house, with double-height ceilings and rear amenity space onto the courtyard garden.

Project Orange director Christopher Ash said: “The intention is to create a building of visual richness where golden balconies and embossed panels create a studied patchwork effect of cascading informal links and connections across the weighty brick facades.”

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