This is a new dedicated thread monitoring the developments of ‘N08 - East Village’
On Monday 13th April, around 80 local residents attended the East Village new developments information evening at Chobham Academy, hosted by @GetLivingLondon
The main details can be found in presentation posted above, but in summary the following points were covered:
Neil Young, CEO of Get Living London introduced key details of the future developments:
2000 new homes will be built on 5 plots, mostly on the private rental model, bringing the total number of homes in East Village to almost 5000. The development continues the building of the Stratford City Masterplan, first granted permission in 2005. The buildings will also host a range of retail and commercial units. Construction will take place in phases up to 2020, with N08 (site between Vesta House and Victory Park) starting this summer and N06 (between N07 and the Waterglades) starting later this year.
Mace has been appointed as contractor for the project. David Reynolds, Project Director for Mace introduced his company and provided details of the N08 project timeline and key considerations:
N08 site hoarding will go up in June, construction work will begin in July, with tower cranes errected in December. The building and landscaping should be completed in late 2017.
Work will only take place 0800-1800 Monday-Friday and 0800-1300 Saturday, except in extraordinary circumstances.
Construction traffic will follow a South-North one way system, arriving via International Way and leaving via Temple Mills Lane. Marshalls will be directing construction traffic, a wheel wash and street cleaning will be carried out and discussions are ongoing with Newham Council with regards to school crossing arrangements.
Mace will keep residents up to date through mail drops and the GLL/Triathlon Newsletters, and will have management on site to respond to complaints and queries.
Mace will use local suppliers, sub-contractors and employees where possible.
Alex Lifschutz, Director at architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, explained the masterplan, showing the height and massing of the proposed buildings in the context of the existing development. The towers, ranging from 26-36 stories (a reduction from the permitted heights of up to 50 stories) will be of a slender 26m square construction, above podium buildings which will be of similar scale to existing East Village blocks. A model showing the proposed buildings can be found in the Get Living London office, while full plans are on the LLDC website.
Questions were raised by East Village residents with regard to details of the planned traffic management and road safety issues, available information on the affect on sunlight to neighbouring buildings, and the perceived lack of information on future plans when renting/buying flats.
Get Living London
Qatari Diar Delancey is the company behind Get Living London. It’s a joint partnership between Qatari Diar Real Estate Development Company and Delancey.
Qatari Diar is wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority and has more than 35 projects in more than 20 countries. Qatari Diar aims to create and manage property investments and developments which not only comply with the best international standards, but also strongly reflect local culture and values.
Delancey is a specialist real estate investment company with a property portfolio that covers retail, residential and commercial developments across London and the UK, and which has a strong track record when it comes to creating and managing high quality places that people want to live and work in.
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering integrated services across the full property and infrastructure life cycle. Experts in programme and project management, construction delivery, cost consultancy and facilities management thrive within our collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, constantly striving to find better solutions to complex infrastructure and property challenges.
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands was established in 1986, and has grown steadily over 25 years to 90 staff based out of studios in London.
Reported by Ben Kinrade
For and on behalf of E20 Community & Cultural Interest Organisation