Blackhorse Lane schemes win awards; 100% affordable scheme approved and much more

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100% genuinely affordable housing site gets approval

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Waltham Forest Council has approved plans by Catalyst housing association and Swan Housing Association, to build 359 much needed genuinely affordable homes, available at prices that are linked to local residents’ income,  and a variety of commercial uses at the former Webbs Industrial Estate on Blackhorse Lane.

The scheme is the first of its type where he Mayor of London has led on a housing scheme to provide affordable homes.

The plans will transform the site to provide 359 affordable homes for shared ownership, a creative hub for artisans and artists’ studios, a new green pedestrian link between Blackhorse Lane and Sutherland Road, and nearly 3,000sqm of new commercial space in the heart of the Blackhorse Road area.

The project will also provide new public spaces with a play area and landscaping, creating an attractive development that integrates with other buildings on Sutherland Road.

Plans includes a net increase of more than 100 trees, opportunities for a range of community facilities on-site, and a new pedestrian crossing and cycle lane along Blackhorse Lane. In addition, a stream that has been culverted for many years will provide a water feature running through the site.

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Design awards for Atelier Place ...

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Atelier Place, in Sutherland Road, has won a London Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award 2018.

The site was was formerly occupied by semi-derelict industrial buildings and has been replaced by an attractive housing-led development.

The development, by L & Q with Higgins Construction as the main contractor, includes:

  • 59 affordable homes including one and two-bedroom apartments as well as three-       bedroom mews houses with:
    • 19 homes for rent and 40 homes for shared ownership
  • a new health hub
  • new landscaped public areas

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,,, and Unity Works

Unity Works housing

The Unity Works development has won the Inside Housing Development Award for the best shared ownership scheme.

The Peabody Group, working with Waltham Forest Council, developed this site which was previously a brown field site.

The development provided 30 new high-quality homes for shared ownership including one, two and three-bedroom homes.

Eighteen of the 30 homes were bought by Waltham Forest residents and a further three by people who work in the borough which shows the demand for such homes locally.

Unity Works scores highly in terms of sustainability, sharing an energy centre with a neighbouring site, as well as a combined heat and power unit, and solar panels that power the lifts and lights in communal areas, all of which helps to reduce carbon emissions.

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Extra space at Blackhorse Workshop

Blackhorse Workshops new crate style workshops

Blackhorse Workshop continues to support local makers by providing new workshop space on their site in Sutherland Road Path, Walthamstow.

Eight converted shipping containers have been installed, with support from Waltham Forest Council and a loan from Big Issue Invest, to provide ground floor work spaces in the yard of the existing building.

Each comes with heating and electrics installed plus membership of the Blackhorse Workshop which gives access to tools and machinery. One of the units also has a ramp and will be accessible for wheelchair users.

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