Demolition to start on Juniper House

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Juniper House News

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Demolition starts this week

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Demolition work is due to start on Juniper House on Friday 01 November and is scheduled to be completed by Friday 20 December 2019.

Permitted working hours are 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday although in reality external work will end at dusk.

There are no plans for weekend working.

From Saturday 21 December 2019 until Sunday 05 January 2020 no work is scheduled to take place.

From Monday 06 January 2020 preparations for piling to create the foundations for the new buildings are due to start.

Throughout this work disturbance to local residents will be kept to the minimum and we thank you for your patience.

Pocket park plans being prepared

Juniper House Pocket Park information board

Detailed plans, which were developed through extensive engagement with local residents and businesses for the Pocket Park at the junction of First Avenue and Hoe Street, have now been completed.

The pocket park will be a mix of existing mature trees, high quality paving materials, new trees and planting.

There will be a dedicated residents planting area which the community will be able to plant and maintain.

Pocket Parks are one of the ways we are helping tackle the Climate Emergency as the plants used will help improve air quality.

We are hoping to start work during the winter months and be complete by Summer 2020.

Juniper House scheme will bring benefits for community

Juniper House from south

The Juniper House development is part of the Council’s commitment to providing as many affordable homes as possible for local people.

The scheme will also revitalise a key part of Walthamstow Town Centre by providing new commercial space on Hoe Street.

It will bring significant benefits for local residents including a new nursery, new affordable homes and a new pocket park at the corner of First Avenue and Hoe Street.  The scheme will feature environmentally friendly measures including , including air-source heat pumps and solar panels which will provide heating and hot water for the apartments and cooling to the nursery and commercial elements. It is a car free scheme, except for people with disabilities.

The approved application includes:

  • providing 91 new homes for local people, with 50 per cent of them as affordable, including three and four bedroom properties suitable for families
  • providing a 53-place pre-school nursery with its own play-area on a site close to Walthamstow Central Station making it easy for commuters to use
  • providing more green space, including a pocket park at the junction of First Avenue and Hoe Street
  • improving the appearance of the area around the gyratory traffic system
  • providing new commercial units facing Hoe Street which could provide space for local businesses and employment opportunities for residents
  • providing cycle parking
  • the Council keeping ownership of the land when the development is completed

The finished building will be a quality design landmark as well as providing new amenity space and a much needed nursery.

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Working to preserve historic oak tree

Juniper House oak tree

Some work needs to be done on the oak tree which is on the Juniper House site.

All works are being carried out under the direction of our horticulture consultant and approval of the Waltham Forest Planning Department.

Given a degree of decay identified to the tree, we will be reducing the crown by up to 2.5m on all aspects. To ensure the safety of residents we will be fencing off part of your garden while the work takes place.

The works are planned for two days, with the first visit on Friday 1 November and the second on  Friday 8 November.

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