Galliford Try signs East London 1,100 homes deal

Galliford Try has signed a development agreement with the Greater London Authority to secure planning and construct the £380m Silvertown Way development in Canning Town, East London.

The development ranks as the largest standalone housing scheme that Galliford Try has undertaken.

It will see the firm deliver 1,100 mixed tenure homes across 11 individual blocks at the site to the south of the Royal Docks.

The 5.9 acres hectares development site is bounded by Silvertown Way to the east and the railway line to the west with the northern boundary connecting to the A13 and Canning Town underground station.

Galliford Try will deliver the scheme through an existing joint venture vehicle with Thames Valley Housing Association, with a third of the homes for private rent through the housing association’s subsidiary Fizzy Living.

It house building businesses, Linden Homes and Galliford Try Partnerships will be responsible for undertaking the development, which is proposed to include a hotel, restaurant, employment and commercial space alongside the new homes.

Greg Fitzgerald, Galliford Try’s Executive Chairman, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work with all the stakeholders involved in this project to reach an agreement, and deliver much-needed new homes for London.

“As well as being a hugely significant project for our company, Silvertown Way will be a flagship regeneration project for East London, and we are committed to providing high-quality housing of all tenures for the local community.”

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Galliard unveils £550m Canary Wharf resi scheme

Joint developers Galliard Homes, Frogmore and Cain Hoy have unveiled plans for a £550m high-rise housing scheme on the Isle of Dogs in London.

The 900-home Harbour Central scheme at 2 Millharbour Dock Basin is being billed as a Manhattan-style “vertical village” for Canary Wharf.

It will also feature retail, commercial, leisure and parking facilities in five mixed-use towers, up to 41 storeys high, designed around two new London green squares.

Designed by architect Rolfe Judd the centrepiece will be two iconic high rise residential towers, 41 and 35 storeys high.

Galliard Homes Harbour Central

The tallest, known as Maine Tower, will be the first part of the project launched for sale.

Stephen Conway, Chairman & Chief Executive of Galliard Homes said: “Harbour Central is a flagship development and the first major Canary Wharf project that we are undertaking in association with Cain Hoy.

“Millharbour is the best residential address in London Docklands and through working with Argent Design we have designed a scheme that offers buyers both a lifestyle offering and a superb investment.”

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Weston Homes to start £120m Greenwich scheme

Joint venture developers Weston Homes and Cathedral Group are preparing to start work transforming the historic 1.2 acre Telegraph Works site at Greenwich in London. 

Currently demolition works of the old cable sheds and warehouses is being undertaken on the site by the ex-owners – Alcatel-Lucent.

Weston Homes will get vacant possession of the cleared Telegraph Works site at the beginning of October when it plans to start project construction immediately on site to create a new £120m residential address.

It will use an in-house team with several subcontractors, still to be appointed, to help deliver the 272-home scheme at the historic site.

The site became known as the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company Works  in 1857 when the submarine cable manufacturer took over the old rope making factory.

This factory built the first transatlantic telegraph cable, made from seven copper wires, which when laid under the Atlantic Ocean enabled Queen Victoria to communicate with US President James Buchanan on the 16th August 1858.  This first formal message took 17 hours to transmit.

Telegraph Works

The 18-storey residential tower will have floor to ceiling windows and recessed balconies. The architecture features a striking brise soleil made from coloured and rendered panels, giving the facade a mosaic-style theme. The other apartment buildings have similar mosaic-style facades and floor to ceiling windows opening onto outside balconies.

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Derwent gets green light for 15-storey London hotel

Derwent London has scooped planning permission for a new 15-storey hotel close to Blackfriars Bridge in south London.

The 192-room hotel, which will be operated by The Hoxton, is the focal point of 110,000 sq ft mixed-use development of Wedge House at 40 Blackfriars Road, London SE1.

Designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands the scheme also included 42,000 sq ft of office and is due to complete in 2018.

40 Blackfriars Derwent


Nigel George, Director of Derwent London, said: “We are delighted that Southwark Council has approved this exciting new mixed-use development.”

Sharan Pasricha, Founder and CEO of Ennismore/The Hoxton said: “Southwark is an incredibly exciting part of London. South of the river is where we chose as home for our third London property because we’re big fans of the neighbourhood, especially the theatre and food scene and we’re looking forward to growing up alongside it. We chose to work with Derwent London as they have re-imagined some amazing buildings in London and we’re continually impressed by their work.”

The project is one of several high-rise schemes in planning or under construction between Blackfriars Bridge and St George’s Circus.

The area has been designated as an area for tall buildings in Southwark Council’s SPD for the locality.

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