Vistry development approved at Barkingside tube station
Social housing developer Vistry Partnerships and housing association Peabody have been working together on the Barkingside scheme, alongside Transport for London’s property arm, TTL Properties.
Predominately covering the area previously used as a builder’s yard next to Barkingside tube station, the development will have 98 new homes, all of which will be affordable, as well as an enhanced public area. Delivered across three buildings, the new homes will be a mixture of one-, two-, and three-bedroom properties and provide a mixture of both shared ownership and social rent.
The developers says that architect Sheppard Robson has designed the scheme to complement the Grade II listed station beside it.
As part of the continuing clampdown on car ownership in the capital, the new homes have been designed to be car-free, with no parking provided, except for a handful of blue badge parking spaces. Only cycle storage will be available within each of the buildings.
The wider scheme will use some of the existing station car park and the remainder will be reconfigured.
TfL property development manager Rachel Wood said: “Now more than ever, it is vital that we continue to use our land to help tackle the housing crisis and deliver the high quality homes the capital urgently needs. This scheme also makes sure that the local community benefits by enhancing the public realm, including improved cycle parking and new pedestrian crossings to support the local area.”
Vistry Partnerships London managing director Ray Toft said: “As one of the largest partnership-focused developers in the UK, Barkingside is exactly the type of project we love to deliver. We’re transforming an area of brownfield land into high quality, affordable homes for our partners Peabody and Transport for London, creating genuine opportunities for Londoners to own and rent a new home.”
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