Bellway and Levitt Bernstein win planning for 194-home Stratford scheme

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Developer Bellway and architect Levitt Bernstein have won planning for a 194-home scheme on the fringes of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The London Legacy Development Corporation has approved plans for the scheme, which will redevelop a former industrial site to provide affordable and family housing and 2,000 sq m of commercial space. It sits on Pudding Mill Island just north of Stratford High Street.

Construction is expected to start on site later this year and complete in 2018.

Conceived as a perimeter building, and the first phase of a larger regeneration project, the development’s design is inspired by riverside wharf architecture.

The new homes range from one bedroom apartments to three bedroom duplexes, each with private amenity space and access to an internal courtyard. 25% of the dwellings will be affordable.

Barry McCullough, director at Levitt Bernstein, said: “We’re delighted to have secured planning consent for this development, where our vision is to breathe life into a run down brownfield site with new buildings, homes, streets and landscape that will set a high benchmark for future projects in this part of the Olympic Legacy area”.

Tom Harris, Land Director at Bellway, said: “We are fully committed to regenerating this key brownfield site and consider the scheme to be a much needed catalyst to the regeneration the wider Pudding Mill Area. The site at Cooks Road we hope will be the first of an exciting new neighbourhood for East London.”

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