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ExCeL London housing partnership gets green light

London developer Mount Anvil, in partnership with ExCeL London, has secured a resolution to grant planning permission from Newham’s Strategic Development Committee for phases two and three of its development, located on Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock.

Royal Eden Docks adjoins phase one of the scheme, known as Royal Docks West – a 19-storey tower, which was launched to market in spring 2017 and is now 90 per cent sold.

The two new phases will deliver 796 new homes, amounting to a total of 901 units when combined with the homes delivered at Royal Docks West – and representing Mount Anvil’s largest ever scheme.

Jeremy Rees, CEO of ExCeL London said: “I’m delighted with this latest planning success and our collaborative partnership with Mount Anvil. They’ve helped add significant value to our site and have delivered what they said they would. Their technical skills, strong political network and all-round decency make them excellent partners to work with.”

Emma Foster, development director, Mount Anvil, added: “Securing resolution to grant planning permission for phases two and three of Royal Eden Docks is a landmark moment for the site. The success of phase one demonstrated buyer demand for homes in this part of London, and in a period when the capital is gripped by an acute housing shortage, it’s important that we are working in partnership with the GLA to bolster the delivery of new homes for Londoners.

“Phase one brought substantial investment in the community and surrounding infrastructure, and we look forward to building on that investment with the construction of phases two and three.

“The Royal Docks is one of London’s last pockets of regeneration, and Mount Anvil is proud to be shaping the area for future generations, with the delivery of high quality, tenure-blind new homes and amenities, and helping to establish it as a sought-after place to live.”

Construction at Royal Eden Docks will commence in autumn 2019, and the scheme will launch to market in tandem. The construction programme is expected to take place over five and a half years, completing in 2024.

The project will create an estimated 147 new construction jobs every year and Mount Anvil is targeting at least 35 per cent of those to go to local people. In addition, 30 apprenticeships and 10 work experience placements will be created over the duration of the development.

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