Ballymore’s 1,700-home East End scheme gets planning

Irish developer Ballymore has received permission for its controversial SOM-designed Leamouth Peninsula redevelopment, which was put on hold in the credit crunch.

The 1,700-home residential led scheme to build 165,000 sq m of development, received permission from the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. SOM designed the masterplan, while architects Glenn Howells Architects, John Pardey Architects, Jestico + Whiles and Capita Lovejoy are all designing specific buildings.

Situated on a virtual island between the Lee River and the Thames opposite Canning Town station, the permission retains proposals to build a footbridge across to the station in the first phase of development.