by Tess Crozier Tue 16 August 2016, 10:34 am
Circle Housing’s £70 million development in Walthamstow is receiving positive responses from its new residents.
The property developer is creating 350 affordable homes on Billet Road to replace disused warehouses, industrial works and an electronics factory.
So far more than 160 residents have moved into Banbury Park. Its proposed completion is in 2017.
Alysha Lansfield moved to Banbury Park with her two sons, as she was unable to afford to rent a suitable home privately. “Moving to Banbury Park has made a massive difference, the boys love it here,” she said.
Councillor Khevyn Limbajee, cabinet member for housing at Waltham Forest Council, cited “providing more modern, affordable housing” as a priority for the council, responding to the positive feedback on Circle Housing’s initiative.
Along with the housing project, 223sq m of retail and commercial space has been planned. This area will accommodate shops, boutiques, business premises and landscaped community spaces to bolster the regeneration of the area.
Iain Taylor, director of development for Circle Housing, said: “We are not only transforming under-utilised brownfield land into much needed homes, we are building a vibrant community where people are proud to live.”
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