Construction begins on £1bn regeneration of former Ford factory site in London

WCN Editorial Team 23 May 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

London Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development James Murray has attended the event along with senior leaders from Countryside and L&Q.

Countryside said that the two firms have been working in partnership for the regeneration scheme, combining their expertise in design to create a high quality new destination for London.

The regeneration works at Beam Park started after the completion of phase 1 preparatory works, transforming the site of a former Ford manufacturing plant spanning 29 hectares.

Countryside said that it has secured the planning permission in 2018 for the development which forms the second largest housing scheme in UK, and one of only three regeneration schemes in London delivering 3,000 homes and providing 50% affordable housing.

In addition, the Beam Park is expected to accommodate 1,513 affordable homes, provided by L&Q, creating a mixed community with significant infrastructure investment.

Countryside South (East) partnerships managing director Robert Wilkinson said: “Today marks an important step in our journey at Beam Park. We have the incredible opportunity to create a thriving new destination in East London, delivering one of London’s largest housing developments, with 3,000 homes, two schools, community facilities, retail spaces, a railway station and much more.

“Beam Park will undoubtedly have a truly transformative impact across the area with community and the wellbeing at the heart of our plans. This site has an incredible history, and we’re looking forward to utilising our extensive track record in regeneration with L&Q to bring this next chapter to life ensuring the legacy is captured while embracing modernity.”

The first phase of the development will provide 640 new homes, along with new community facilities including railway station, located on the C2C line to enhance the venture’s direct links into Central London.

The Beam Park station is framed by a station square, containing a medical centre, which serves not only the new residents, but also up to 7,000 people in the surrounding area.

In addition, the phase one also includes delivery of a three-form-entry primary school, a new linear park including play areas for children and serve as an exciting community space for residents.

L&Q east region managing director Andy Rowland said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the start of construction works on site at Beam Park. This project will bring major benefits to East London, including much needed quality new homes with 50% affordable housing, alongside significant infrastructure improvements and community amenities.

“Working with Countryside, we’re proud to be involved in making such an important contribution to London’s housing needs, meeting strong local demand by creating new homes in a wide range of tenures.”

The new homes are expected to be launched for sale in May 2019, and the first homes would be ready by 2020, while the first phase of the development is expected to be fully completed by 2022.


Image: Beam Park is expected to accommodate 1,513 affordable homes creating a mixed community. Photo: Courtesy of L&Q.

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