Developer operator Get Living secures planning for three applications which forms the final piece of the East Village jigsaw. The plans were unanimously approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
The approval includes planning consent for up to 848 Build to Rent units – a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes at the Build to Rent developments N18 and N19, and a state-of-the-art student building (N16). This approval kickstarts the delivery of the final buildings at East Village, completing the original masterplan.
“It is brilliant news that we have secured planning approval for N16, N18 and N19, enabling us to complete the vision that we set out to deliver in 2014 and to continue to play an important part in East London’s exciting growth journey.”Rick de Blaby, Chief Executive Officer, Get Living
The three new buildings range in height from eight to 40 storeys and have been designed to foster community and connections, and to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus Principles. Specific attention has been paid to the size of openings and the locations of balconies and windows to create optimal energy efficiency.
Amenities at the two Build to Rent developments include a gym and wellbeing facilities, relaxation areas and a dining event space. Work is expected to start on site in 2024.
A planning application for improvements to Victory Park and Belvedere was also granted.The public ream improvements include an outdoor pavilion space, community hub, new walking and cycling routes and a children’s play areas.
Howells and TP Bennett are the architects for the proposals, Cast Consultancy is the Project Manager, and Quod provided planning and development services.
“We are delighted that these two significant projects have been approved by LLDC’s planning committee. Together with proposals for a dramatically reinvigorated Victory Park, they mark a milestone in the completion of the pre-2012 Olympic masterplan.
“East Village is already renowned for its connectivity, green space and exceptional air quality. These proposals will deliver new homes for thousands more Londoners, adding to the diverse and creative community that has emerged here, and bringing increased vitality to the public realm.
“With residential quality at the forefront, our designs aim to set a benchmark for high density, sustainable living. In addition to exceeding the GLA’s aspirational carbon targets, this means a focus on flexible working patterns, increased cycle use, and inclusive, sociable ground floors that contribute to their community.
“We are looking forward to working closely with Get Living, UAL and LLDC to deliver these exciting projects.”Will Poole, Partner, Howells
Over the last decade, East Village has undergone a transformation – becoming a creative, cultural and economic hub with a vibrant community. Get Living’s neighbourhood is now home to 6,500 people and over 30 independent retailers. There is also 25 acres of public realm that is open to residents and the wider community.
“As long-term stakeholders, we have seen East Village and the wider area transform over the last decade. As well as becoming home to thousands of people from all walks of life, the neighbourhood has become a hub for creativity, enterprise and learning, a place where people can come together and belong.
“The approved proposals for the new buildings not only demonstrate architectural excellence, but also directly address the local need for new, high-quality homes.”Rick de Blaby, Chief Executive Officer, Get Living