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3,000 homes approved in East London

Words: Laura Edgar
Beam Park / Patel Tayor

The Section 106 agreement for a 3,000-home development in East London has been signed off and the development can now go ahead.

Preparatory works on the site are now under way before construction can begin at Beam Park, the derelict site of a former Ford manufacturing plant.

Of the 3,000 homes, 1,513 will be affordable.

Phase one of the development, providing 640 new homes, is due to be finished by 2022.

Once the whole development is complete, Beam Park will comprise a new railway station, a public square, and a medical centre that will serve new residents and up to 7,000 people in the surrounding area. There will also be two schools, retail spaces, a gym, nursery, community facilities, a multi-faith space and two energy centres. The Beam Park station is located on the C2C line, which goes into central London.

Andy Rowland, managing director for East Region at L&Q, said: “We welcome this milestone, which brings our plans for Beam Park one step closer to reality. The redevelopment of this site, which will provide 50 per cent affordable housing, will make a substantial contribution towards London’s housing needs.

“L&Q’s vision is that everyone has a quality home that they can afford. We look forward to working closely with our partners to create a successful new community with benefits for new and existing residents.”

The masterplan for Beam Park was produced by award-winning architects Patel Taylor.

Image credit | Patel Taylor