Brunel Street Works Gets Unanimously Planning Go Ahead

Brunel Street Works scheme, developed by Opal, a joint venture partnership between Thames Valley Housing, Galliford Try and Fizzy Living, has unanimously received planning permission by London Borough of Newham on 20 June 2017.

Located next to Canning Town Station in Newham, the Brunel Street Works scheme will incorporate 975 new homes in total and has been designed in collaboration with JTP masterplanners, GRID and Cartwright Pickard architects.

Each of the scheme’s four buildings take inspiration from the site’s history and proximity to the Thames Iron Works and Ship Building Company, with each named after a ship constructed there. The design creates architecture of longevity, using robust, high quality materials which will age with minimal maintenance.

Cartwright Pickard’s Heartwell Buildings have taken their names from a Life Boat that was built in 1902 close to this site with money bequeathed by Emily Heartwell. The Build-to-Rent development will incorporate 335 apartments above the four-storey podium and will include a 152-room hotel and additional commercial centre.

Generous entrance lobbies with 24/7 concierge will welcome residents who will have access to a high quality landscaped and sheltered roof terrace, with exceptional views across London. Accessed from communal internal areas such as a cinema room, residents’ lounge and private dining rooms, these facilities will become a social focus that will support a real sense of community for residents.

James Pickard, Cartwright Pickard Director, said: “We are very proud to have played a key part in securing a planning permission for nearly 1,000 much needed homes for London, on such a challenging site close to major rail infrastructure.”

The development is due to start on site in Spring 2018 and estimated to be completed in 2020.