Hadley Property Group has submitted a full planning application for an 898-home site at Blackwall Yard, one of the last substantial regeneration sites on the north bank of the Thames, opposite the O2 and a short walk from Canary Wharf and Poplar High Street. The regeneration specialist’s masterplan includes the opening-up of the filled-in historic graving dock to become a large water feature with outdoor swimming; a ground-floor plane incorporating community spaces, as well as a pub and a grocery shop; and 898 new homes, of which at least 35% will be affordable housing. However, as a car-free development, residents will not be able to keep their own cars, although there are plans for an electric car sharing scheme. Over the 10 years following the start of work on the site, Hadley anticipates that the development will generate over £220m of total additional social and economic value.
Property Week (18/12/2020) The Construction Index (21/12/2020)