Canning Town’s Regeneration is now in full swing.
New homes, shops, leisure and public spaces are soon to be part of an expanded town centre for Canning Town. The picture above, taken from Canning Town Station, shows that work is gathering pace. The first phase is known as the Hallsville Quarter, a Bouygues development, consists of 179 units residential units and a Morrisons Supermarket. It will be finished in 2015. A planning application for more residential units and a hotel is now with the London Borough of Newham and can be viewed at www.newham.gov.uk under application 14/00147/REM. It is anticipated that the new work will start in November 2014 and be completed in 2017.
The second phase of Rathbone market (below) is to be completed by Spring 2015.
These works will include a remodelling of the entrance to the A13 to improve access to the market development. The entrance to this underpass, which connects Maude Street and Rathbone Street will have to close soon and re-open in spring 2015. A planning application for a third phase which will provide more residential units on the site of the Maud Street car park has been sent to Newham. The application can be viewed at www.newham.gov.uk under reference 14/00159/REM. The plan is to start work in 2015 and finish a year later. The market area has its own website www.rathbonemarket.com.
In a gesture to the community, SISK, the builders of the new Rathbone Market, will shortly provide a temporary building in the market area that will have an exhibition of local history and will be available to local projects.
Fife Road E16 the first phase of a new development of private, social rented and shared ownership properties are ready to go. There is a show home there open Thursday to Monday 9-4pm. A new primary school is being built and will open in June 2014. The plan is to eventually build 649 new homes in that area.
In Vandome Close, Custom House, on an old garage site, East Thames Housing Association will offer local residents the chance to build their own house. The Greater London Authority have provided some money for ten individually designed houses to be built.