Manor Road partners committed to new homes and opportunities in Canning Town
National development partnership, The English Cities Fund, working in partnership with the Mayor’s Homes for Londoners team, have secured planning consent and completed a Section 106 Agreement for Manor Road Quarter in Canning Town, a major new 804-home scheme. The project will now move into the delivery phase.
In October 2019, the scheme received a unanimous resolution to grant planning approval at the London Borough of Newham’s strategic development committee.
402 (50%) of the homes delivered will be genuinely affordable housing, with flexible commercial space provided at ground-floor level. In addition, the scheme will provide a two-acre linear park, creating new walking and cycle routes through the site and improving connections in the wider area.
The scheme is being delivered by The English Cities Fund – a joint venture between national urban regenerator Muse Developments, Homes England and Legal & General.
Isabelle Asante, development manager at The English Cities Fund, said: “We’ve worked closely with the Mayor’s team as the majority landowner to bring forward this exciting 50% affordable scheme, which has a clear focus on health and wellbeing. The delivery of the two-acre park and extensive public space around the development maximises accessible outdoor space for the community to enjoy.
“Manor Road Quarter will not only provide a high proportion of much-needed, high-quality affordable homes, but it will importantly drive inward investment into the local economy and boost job opportunities at a time when it’s needed most. We’re looking forward to starting on site at Manor Road early in the new year and bring the scheme’s vision to life.”
Tom Copley, deputy mayor for housing and residential development, said: “I am pleased to see this exciting project reach an important milestone. The Manor Road Quarter development will deliver 402 genuinely affordable homes for Londoners, and will make a positive contribution to the local area more widely. My team and I look forward to continuing to work with ECF to bring the scheme to completion.”
Manor Road Quarter follows on from the successful £180m, three-phase Rathbone Market development the fund has delivered in Canning Town.