Canning Town development shortlisted for award

An acclaimed regeneration scheme in the heart of London’s East End has been nominated for a national property award.

English Cities Fund’s (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) – Rathbone Market Phase 3 has been shortlisted in the ‘Housing Project’ category at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2014.

Phase 3, the final stage of a £180 million mixed-purpose scheme in Canning Town, has been designed by Shoreditch-based architects, Project Orange and will deliver 216 homes as well as a communal garden and allotments.

The award recognises the most impressive schemes of houses and/or apartments with planning consent that are no more than six months into development.

James Soane, Director at Project Orange, said:

“We are delighted that the design potential of plot three has been recognised by this nomination and continue to work to ensure the building delivers its promise of being a great place to live.”

The overall scheme will deliver 652 dwellings, new retail space, a community building and two public squares including a new high quality Market Square, the new home for Rathbone Market, when it is completed.

Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for ECf said:

“We’re delighted to see Rathbone Market enter the shortlist for another exceptional award.

“Everyone has worked extremely hard on this large-scale regeneration project and I’d particularly like to thank Project Orange for their very impressive design plans.”

The Rathbone Market project is a flagship project within Newham Council’s £3.7bn regeneration programme for Canning Town and Custom House.

Deputy Mayor of Newham Cllr Lester Hudson, Cabinet member for Finance, Regeneration and Planning, said:

“Nowhere is the continuing transformation of Canning Town and Custom House more visible than the Rathbone Market development. We welcome this mark of recognition for the quality of design of the final phase.

“Phase 3 will further expand the housing choices for people in the area, delivering new homes in a mix of tenures, including affordable homes. It will maintain the momentum of regeneration in Canning Town and Custom House.”

In addition to their nomination, ECf can also celebrate the sales success of Aurelia – the second phase of the project that marked the final level added in a prestigious Topping Out ceremony attended by partners from Newham Council in June.