Chobham Manor, E20 | Taylor Wimpey & L&Q


Hi, thanks for your inquiry.
Unfortunately we do not have any CGIs of The Green (Rain Garden) as all the images we currently have are of the buildings themselves.
Also, at present we do not have any businesses due to move into the commercial plots.
I hope you find this helpful.


The road will be adopted by Newham Council following the construction of Phase 1-A (where the Marketing Suite is currently located) and this is anticipated in 2021

Does this mean applications to close this section of Olympic Park Avenue, e.g. for the Great Newham Run, have to run by Taylor Wimpey rather than Newham Council? And if so, do residents get a say in such closures? We note that this summer notifications on road closures were either completely lacking or erroneous. Given more and more residents have moved in since, road closures would be particularly disruptive to residents.


Heavy plant active on a Sunday? Not sure TW has permission for that do you?


Hi, thanks for your enquiry.

We have no say in when road closures take place, but we will always endeavour to give residents as much notice as possible.

As soon as we receive the information from the event organisers then this will be distributed to residents by the development managers, L&Q.

Previously the road closures have meant that there is always access to properties and parking bays. If the parking bays are affected then temporary bays will be offered in Abercrombie Rd.



Who determines when road closures take place? Given access to parking bays would be affected it seems unreasonable not to involve residents in making these decisions. Parking spaces are defined as part of our property in our lease. Our lease also explicitly states we have right of quiet enjoyment of our property including access rights. This seems to be a breach of our contract.

Previously the road closures have meant that there is always access to properties and parking bays. If the parking bays are affected then temporary bays will be offered in Abercrombie Rd.
This has certainly not been true for the summer events (Great Newham Run, Ride London) where the stretch of Olympic Park Avenue between Abercrombie Road and Honour Lea Avenue was closed, restricting access to our parking bay and no offers of temporary bays were made. Part of Abercrombie Road was also closed during the Great Newham Run.


With all due respect, this is one of the consequences of living in the Olympic Park (along with all of the other brilliant benefits that living here brings). Lots of other Londoners in other parts of the capital will also be subject to temporary road blockages for events such as the London marathon, Ride London etc so this isn’t something that affects only us. Let’s keep this forum positive.



Thank you for your message.

The decisions regarding road closures are made by LLDC in conjunction with the event organisers.

Thank you for your feedback on previous closures, which will be passed on to the appropriate parties.


I totally agre with that and although I’ve only visited London (never lived there), from as much as i could see - you’re 100% right and yeah… let’s keep the forum positive!


With all due respect Clagro, we have paid a significant amount for a parking space on Olympic Park Avenue that is defined as our property. We were denied access to our property during these events and it’s not like there were alternative routes to be able to access our own parking space.

I’m not saying these events shouldn’t occur, far from it, I just don’t think they should be closing that section of the road where we can’t access our property any other way (unless you suggest we drive through the crowds of runners and cyclists). There are plenty of routes within the park that the events can occur or where roads aren’t residential e.g. Waterden Road, or roads that have alternative access.

I personally don’t think the purpose of a forum is to keep things positive, but rather to facilitate information sharing and discuss topics. You’re welcome to not read my comments if they’re impinging on your positivity.


Hi @ChobhamManor - really great to see you posting here and having the confidence to reply to grassroots questions from the community.

I’d like to enquire about the side roads from Chobham Manor leading into ‘Honour Lea Avenue. Do you have the designs formalised as drawings to
share, I presume they will give priority to cyclists with continuous lanes for safety.

Please see Dutch examples here taken from various cities in Netherlands:


I think I answered my own question. Level cycling route uninterrupted with bold give way from Chobham Manor exits. So looks positive for families on school runs across Honour Lea Avenue - @ChobhamManor


Hey @ChobhamManor any idea when your commercial units will start to open? I’m assuming that’s what’s going in those boarded up [corner] units seen in @Lee’s pics?? I’m hoping for a corner shop in that location specifically… :grinning:


Hi, thank you for your enquiry about the commercial units. If you’d like to email me at I can put you in touch with the relevant people that will be able to give you more information. Kind regards Amy.


Hi All,

My partner and I are looking to a buy a 2-bed at Chobham Manor and it’ll be great to hear some feedback from current residents. What’s your experience been so far and are there any issues that you’ve encountered that we should look out for? Also, what’s the area like? I’ve never lived in Stratford.

Thanks a lot!!


Hi Ina,

First of all, the good bits: it is a fantastic location and some genuinely good neighbours!

The not-so-good bits:

Unfortunately the managing agents (L&Q) are terrible and have been providing a poor level of service, communication and billing. The residents association have been trying to get them to improve but progress so far from L&Q’s side has been slow.

Apart from that, Taylor Wimpey are sometimes difficult and slow to deal with for resolution of defects, but I don’t think that’s massively different from most other new build developments. I think they will eventually resolve issues but the process is more difficult than it should be. When buying a new build property I would strongly recommend (at Chobham Manor or wherever) to get a professional snagging check done as this should give you a reasonable starting point for a documented list of things that need to be resolved under the warranty.

Hope that is some help!


Google “Chobham Manor Barclays”


Building site noise all day today (Sunday!), from at least 9 am on. Particularly annoying were the dredger(s), the circular saw(s), and the hammering. I filmed bits of it it and just complained to the council where one can report noise nuisance 24 hours a day on 020 8430 2000. An enforcement officer came to see me within half an hour. so I’m well-impressed by Newham Council. Not impressed at all by Taylor Wimpey / B&Q, obviously. Anyway, have a look:


@Falco Good afternoon, and thank you for your message.

We would like to apologise for any disruption caused by work carried out at the Chobham Manor development on Sunday 4th November. We would like to assure you that this was an isolated occasion where the nature of the work required that it be carried out on a Sunday in order to minimise safety risk. We have spoken to Newham Council, the London Legacy Development Corporation and East Village London to advise that the work is now complete and that there should be no further external work outside the agreed hours.

Once again we would like to apologise for any disruption caused.


Hi @ChobhamManor

I notice that there is work on site again today, Sunday, 16 December, despite your assurance that this wouldn’t happen.

Other developments nearby ensure they have advance permission for out of hours work, and make sure the community is informed.

Is there a particular reason why Taylor Wimpey choose to not do this, break the rules, and apologise afterwards?

@NewhamCouncil copied for info. reported online


Just in case you claim it is only internal work with little noise, I’m overlooking plant movement right now - moving materials around the storage area at the west end of the site