Telford Homes gets go-ahead for Chapel Place

Telford Homes receives unanimous resolution to grant planning consent for Chapel Place, a mixed-use scheme that includes Build to Rent homes.

Telford Homes' Chapel Place development in Ilford | BTR News
Telford Homes' Chapel Place development in Ilford.

Telford Homes receives unanimous revised resolution to grant planning consent for Chapel Place, a mixed-use development at the 4.82-acre Sainsbury’s site in Ilford. The scheme will deliver over 1,000 new homes in a mix of Build to Rent, affordable housing and purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA).

Following the original resolution to grant planning in December 2022, the planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the revised proposals, which were adjusted to respond to emerging revised fire safety guidance. This required five of the proposed seven buildings on-site to be redesigned with a secondary means of escape.

The scheme will be purposely designed for Build to Rent, a market that is fast emerging in Ilford, and will provide new rental homes in a previously under-utilised brownfield site. The scale of the site offers the opportunity for high quality sustainable placemaking, with the space to deliver substantial amenities.

Homes at Chapel Place will be set within a new landscaped public realm with a new public park at the heart of the development. The scheme will also deliver flexible commercial spaces and a new Sainsbury’s store purpose-built to meet the needs of new and existing communities.  

Chapel Place celebrates its heritage through the curation of characterful public spaces and the implementation of a comprehensive public arts strategy. The development will provide 6,895 sqm of public realm, which will include the new park space and 3,668 sqm of play space for children.

“We are delighted to have received a unanimous revised resolution to grant planning consent for the Chapel Place development in Ilford. The site has been allocated for mixed-use development in the Redbridge Local Plan, which sets out the Council’s aim to deliver over 17,250 new homes, 5,000 jobs and vital community infrastructure across the borough. Chapel Place allows us to deliver a mixed tenure of quality housing and commercial space in response to the needs of the area, whilst significantly improving the public realm. We believe this opportunity has all the characteristics to enable Telford Homes to deliver a best-in-class product in Ilford and to deliver on our commitment to building sustainable communities.”

Anne Kavanagh, Chief Executive Officer, Telford Homes

To launch Redbridge’s journey to becoming internationally recognised as child friendly, UNICEF and the London Borough of Redbridge made a series of pledges that focus on the rights and welfare of children. The Chapel Place project was a successful pilot as part of the London Borough of Redbridge’s UNICEF Child Friendly Scheme.

Ambitious regeneration plans are underway across the wider Ilford area. It is supported by the opening of Crossrail in 2022. With the Chapel Place site located within a three-minute walk of Ilford Station, future residents will benefit from direct links to key interchanges at Stratford and Liverpool Street. Crossrail will also offer quick and frequent services into Central London.