UK-based Galliford Try Partnerships has begun construction on £400m residential-led development at the Brunel Street Works site off Silvertown Way in Canning Town, London.
The company will execute the project on behalf of Opal, a joint venture partnership between Thames Valley Housing, Galliford Try and Fizzy Living.
Brunel Street Works is a new mixed-use quarter which is being built on land that was originally acquired by the London Development Agency to allow the redevelopment of an unused site.
Later, the site was passed to the Greater London Authority (GLA), who, under the previous Mayor of London Boris Johnson, chosen Opal through the London Development Panel to develop a residential-led project on the site.
The scheme will involve the construction of 975 mixed-tenure homes across five blocks, ranging from nine to 26 floors in height.
The development will feature 30% privately-rented homes managed by Fizzy Living, 35% affordable housing (including 172 social rent homes and 171 shared ownership and intermediate rent homes) managed by L&Q, and the remaining 35% open market sale homes to be sold by Linden Homes.
As part of the project, the company will also construct 8,000m2 of mixed-use and community space, including a 110-bedroom Premier Inn hotel.
Galliford Try Partnerships CEO Stephen Teagle said: “We are delighted to be working with the GLA and Thames Valley Housing as our partners on this major scheme. As one of the UK’s fastest growing regeneration companies, this exciting project follows a number of other high-profile contracts recently awarded to our business throughout London.
“Projects like Brunel Street Works are further evidence that we have the expertise and ability to support the Government’s ambitions to deliver 300,000 new homes across all tenures. We are now looking forward to working with our partners to transform this redundant site into a vibrant new neighbourhood.”