London developer Mount Anvil, in partnership with ExCeL London, has secured planning for phases two and three of its Royal Docks development in East London.
The 800-home scheme located on the Western Gateway of the dock adjoins phase one, known as Royal Docks West – a 19-storey tower, which was launched successfully to market in spring 2017 and is now 90% sold.
The two new phases called Royal Eden Docks have been designed by architect SOM with 35% of the homes affordable.
Now construction will start in the autumn and run for over five and a half years, completing in 2024.
Emma Foster, development director at Mount Anvil, said: “Securing resolution to grant planning permission for phases two and three of Royal Eden Docks is a landmark moment for the site.
“The success of phase one demonstrated buyer demand for homes in this part of London, and in a period when the capital is gripped by an acute housing shortage, it’s important that we are working in partnership with the GLA to bolster the delivery of new homes for Londoners.
“Phase one brought substantial investment in the community and surrounding infrastructure, and we look forward to building on that investment with the construction of phases two and three.”
The project will create an estimated 147 new construction jobs every year and Mount Anvil is targeting at least 35% of those to go to local people. In addition, 30 apprenticeships and 10 work experience placements will be created over the duration of the development.
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