Telford Homes receives planning for Chapel Place

Telford Homes receives a resolution to grant planning consent for Chapel Place, a purposely designed Build to Rent scheme in Ilford.

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Chapel Place Build to Rent scheme.

Following announcements to deliver Chapel Place in April 2021, Telford Homes receives a resolution to grant planning consent for the 4.82-acre Sainsbury’s site in Ilford, East London. The planning committee voted in favour of the proposals for the Chapel Place development, which will see developer enhance the thriving community in this significant regional hub, as well as grow its pipeline of Build to Rent developments.

The Chapel Place scheme will deliver over 1,000 new homes – a mix of Build to Rent, purpose-built student accommodation and affordable housing. The development will include a new public park at its heart and will be set within a new landscaped public realm.

The scheme will provide new commercial spaces and a new Sainsbury’s store – purpose-built to meet the needs of the new and existing communities. The impact of the Chapel Place development will be transformative and exemplary of high-quality, green development in London.

“We are delighted to have received a resolution to grant planning consent for the Chapel Place development in Ilford. The scheme will allow us to deliver much needed news homes as well as significantly improving the public realm and commercial offering for the area, which is on the cusp of significant regeneration, driven by the opening of Crossrail.”

Caroline Radford, Build to Rent Development Director, Telford Homes

The scale of the previously under-utilised brownfield site offers the opportunity for high quality sustainable placemaking. It has the space and flexibility to deliver substantial amenities to meet the demands of future residents and the wider community. The scheme will be purposely designed for Build to Rent – a market that is fast emerging in Ilford – underpinned by strong demographic trends.

Chapel Place will purposefully blend old and new communities with an ecological and biodiverse space in the heart of the scheme, creating an exciting, exclusive destination that will accelerate Ilford’s current regeneration. 

The scheme will celebrate its heritage through the curation of characterful public spaces and the implementation of a comprehensive arts strategy. Chapel Place will provide 6,813 sqm of public realm, which will include the new park space and 3,668 sqm of play space for children.

“With rental demand already outstripping supply, this acquisition represents a significant growth opportunity as we continue to expand our Build to Rent pipeline. 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.”

Caroline Radford, Build to Rent Development Director, Telford Homes

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

Helped by the opening of Crossrail earlier this year, ambitious regeneration plans are underway across the wider Ilford area. The site is a three-minute walk to Ilford Station, which provides direct links to key interchanges at Stratford and Liverpool Street. With the addition of Crossrail, the development will offer quick and frequent services into Central London.