Pollard Thomas Edwards architects has been appointed by developer Lovell to design a new mixed-tenure housing development at Lymington Fields in the Chadwell Heath area.
The 8-ha public sector owned land, formerly home to Barking Technical College, is being released by mayor of London Boris Johnson, as part of the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) drive to unlock development.
Plans for the 362-home scheme will combine affordable units with those for shared ownership and private sale. A new primary school will also be built – designed for the additional purpose of accommodating community events.
Richard Blakeway, deputy mayor for housing and land at the GLA, said: “‘With rising demand for housing in the capital, in particular affordable homes to buy and rent, the mayor is determined to speed up the release of public land for development, boosting construction and increasing the number of homes being built for hard-working Londoners to support the capital’s economy.
"This development in Lymington Fields shows just how successful this approach can be, bringing new homes and jobs into the community."
The project will aim to create an attractive public realm.
Carl Vann, director at Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, said: "We have worked hard with Lovell and the design team to develop integrated residential neighbourhoods which have individual character and identity.
"The design approach avoids suburban sprawl in favour of a mixture of tree-lined avenues, terraces, mews streets and courts and a variety of innovative and flexible house types appropriate to the local area and market.”
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