Developer submits plans for third phase of regeneration scheme

The final phase of a regeneration scheme in Canning Town has been submitted to planning chiefs.

The 650-home Rathbone Market development is being delivered by English Cities Fund (ECf), in partnership with Newham Council, as part of the Council’s £3.7 billion Canning Town and Custom House regeneration programme.

ECf, which is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), have now put forward plans for a further 216 dwellings within the £180 million Rathbone Market scheme.

The third phase plans comprise of 162 privately owned properties and 54 affordable properties.

Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for ECf, said:

“The third phase will round-up what is one of the most exciting and innovative developments in London, breathing new life into a once unloved part of the city.”

The third phase has been designed by Shoreditch-based architects Project Orange who have made extensive use of contrasting dark-grey and off-white bricks in their design.

Phase 3 will comprise a mix of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom properties within three blocks, ranging in height from six to 14 storeys, arranged in a horse-shoe configuration around a verdant communal garden. The garden is approached through a secure double-height entrance and leads to the access cores serving all apartments.

All ground floor properties will be two-storey, in the style of a town house, with double-height ceilings and rear amenity space onto the courtyard garden. Apartments on the upper levels will all have a generous balcony, and the great majority will have a double aspect.

Christopher Ash, Director of Project Orange said:

“The intention is to create a building of visual richness where golden balconies and embossed panels create a studied patchwork effect of cascading informal links and connections across the weighty brick facades.”

The award-winning Phase 1, Vermillion, is now complete and Aurelia, Phase 2 of the regeneration, has been launched to the public and is due to complete before the end of 2014. Newham Council’s planning committee are due to decide on the future of the third phase in April. It is planned that Phase 3 will be on site before the end of the year.

Mr Cumberland said:

“ECf are very excited about this submission which represents the final piece in the jigsaw for Rathbone Market. The Design Team have worked closely with London Borough of Newham planning department and have responded positively to comments from the Design Review Panel. This submission continues the exemplar design of Phases 1 and 2.”

To view and comment on the planning application for Phase 3 visit here.