Populo Living selects Higgins to build £18m housing project in London

WCN Editorial Team 11 Aug 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Populo Living, a UK-based housing company, has selected Higgins for the construction of 77 new homes to be located at Plaistow, London.

When completed, 77 homes will be let under London Affordable Rent. The £18m housing project includes the re-development of previously neglected and vacant land into two contemporary buildings with five and six storeys.

The development will also include a landscaped garden, cycle storage and open views across the Greenway.

The mansion block design is expected to be elegant and is claimed to bring a new standard of design to the area, which could stimulate future projects across the Borough.

It is also well connected from Royal Docks Road in Beckton through to Stratford and the Olympic Park, along a 4.3-mile long road with raised footpath and off-road cycle route

Populo Living CEO Deborah Heenan said: “Our impressive, generous and light-filled apartments exceed relevant design standards and will be a welcome addition to Plaistow.

“The team at Populo Living are looking forward to welcoming families into these homes soon and being part of the local community for years to come.”

Higgins managing director Steve Leakey said: “With the critical need for affordable housing in Newham we are pleased to be awarded this contract by Populo Living to build these high-quality homes. 

“We look forward to working with them in the coming months to deliver these much-needed homes for the local community.”

In April this year, Higgins completed a £60m project with 201 mixed-tenure homes at Clapham Park, Clapham for Metropolitan Thames Valley.

The project is part of wider improvements to the Clapham Park Estate, eventually offering more than 2,500 new homes. Out of the total homes, 50% will be affordable homes along with new community hub with a community centre, new shops and a minimum of 4.18 hectares of open public space.

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Artist’s rendering of Populo Living’s new buildings in Plaistow, London. (Credit: Higgins Partnerships.)

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