In 2014, Telford Homes, in a joint venture with Notting Hill Genesis, unconditionally acquired New Garden Quarter from London and Continental Railways (LCR). The site benefitted from an outline planning consent.
New Garden Quarter is within easy walking distance of Stratford town centre, Stratford International station and Westfield shopping centre. Bounded on two sides by train lines, HS1 to the south and Network Rail to the west; we worked closely with both parties to ensure our design met with their access and servicing arrangements, and to gain consent on the various protection agreements required.
We engaged PTE Architects, and carefully managed the planning and design process. Through a variation to the outline consent, we added 15% additional residential capacity to the scheme, without compromising design, quality or integrity.
Telford Homes have responded well to the challenges presented to the Joint Venture, sharing risk and taking a pro-active approach to resolving issues. This and their genuine commitment to delivering a quality product bodes well as we work to deliver almost 500 new homes in Stratford. They are all very dedicated and enthusiastic at Telford Homes, as well as open and transparent. This is fundamental to the good partnership we have. I am confident in their ability to take a strong commercial lead on behalf of the JV.Anthony Green, Senior Project Manager, Notting Hill Genesis
Despite being medium rise in nature, the mansion block design is enabling the scheme to deliver high density accommodation (711 habitable rooms/hectare) around a new 2 acre public park. There is a strong emphasis on family housing, with 46% of the homes having three bedrooms or more. Building heights are between three and nine storeys.
Watch this video on Net Zero Housing and New Garden Quarter. Future of London, as an alternative to it’s usual field trips, ran it’s first video visit and discussion on the theme of Net Zero Housing, and New Garden Quarter was the case study used.
As Justin Laskin, Associate Partner and Pollard Thomas Edwards’ project lead on the scheme, explains in the video, New Garden Quarter is sustainable city-making in the truest sense. It was a derelict brownfield site that has been turned into beautiful new homes and a square, that are very close to amenities and good public transport links. It has an excellent sustainable draining system (SuDS) strategy, that deals with rainwater in a way that’s both sustainable and beautiful. And the local ecology has been significantly enhanced from the mature trees and native species that have been introduced. Click here to read more.