Covid-19: development update

Wherever possible, and in strict accordance with social distancing guidelines, regeneration projects have restarted in Waltham Forest during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Central Parade

Demolition of the garages behind Central Parade started again from Monday 11 May 2020, with the contractors making arrangements to work within the rules set down by the government and the Construction Industry Council.

On 5 May, the Planning Committee decided that, subject to an additional planning requirement relating to wheelchair accessible housing, and the completion of a legal agreement, planning permission should be granted.

This will see the delivery of 21 new homes, including 55% affordable homes, that will be open for Waltham Forest residents to occupy.

Juniper House

Hill started work again on the Walthamstow scheme on Monday 11 May 2020 with the contractors working within the rules set down by the government and the Construction Leadership Council.

Mandora site (Eclipse)

Taylor Wimpey closed its Eclipse sales office and halted construction in April in order to ensure the health and safety of staff, residents, contractors and suppliers.

Taylor Wimpey is now making on-site preparations for a safe, managed and gradual return to construction work at the Blackhorse Lane development from Monday 18 May 2020.

Essex Close

On Monday 25 May 2020 the contractor who will build 20 new homes, 50% for Council rent in Essex Close, Walthamstow, will restart work.

Hylands Road

Engie restarted work build to build around 120 new affordable homes on the Walthamstow site on Monday 11 May 2020

Site C, South Grove

Work restarted on 18 May, to build 83 new homes and a health hub at Site C, South Grove, Walthamstow.