Scheme is aimed at family rented market

Plans by Assael Architecture for privately rented housing aimed at families has been submitted to Greenwich council.

Called Creekside East, the scheme will feature a 21-storey block as well as a smaller, 10-storey building and will be built on a former industrial site in Deptford, south-east London.

The entire scheme will feature 249 units and the smaller block – featuring 60 two and three-bedroom homes – will be marketed solely for family use. It will include an on-site nursery and rooftop grow gardens. More than two-thirds of the site will be given over to landscaping and children’s play areas.

Developer Essential Living, which has hired Grid Architects to reclad the Archway Tower in north London ahead of renting out 100 flats, is behind the plan and is hoping to roll out more than 5,000 rented homes across London and the south-east over the next decade. It has landed £52 million in funding from the Homes and Communities Agency which wants to speed up the delivery of homes for rent.

A quarter of the scheme will be offered for discount market rent with work at the site due to finish at the end of 2017.