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, in the London Borough of Newham.
Royal Eden Docks adjoins phase one of the scheme, known as Royal Docks West – a 19-storey tower, which was launched successfully to market in spring 2017 and is now 90% 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. With architecture by SOM, the development will comprise a selection of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with 35% affordable housing (by habitable room).
Emma Foster, Development Director, Mount Anvil, comments: “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.”
Jeremy Rees, Chief Executive Officer at 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.”
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% 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.
Mount Anvil outperformed against its Phase 1 employment targets at Royal Docks West, achieving 46% local labour (against a target of 20%) at its peak, and 14 apprenticeships (against a target of 10).
Notes to Editors
Mount Anvil has spent nearly 30 years focused on London, striving to become its most respected developer by creating outstanding places where people can thrive.
A Mount Anvil home is part of a collection that’s in tune with its surroundings. They’re built to last and built for lasting value. We raise the bar each time, evidenced by the customers and partners that keep coming back to us.
We promise and deliver exceptional homes and places that are known for world-class design, lasting quality and genuine customer care. We call that Better London Living.
The results are clear:
• Highly Commended at 2018 London Evening Standard New Homes Awards for Best Apartment (Queen’s Wharf)
• Highly Commended at 2018 Sunday Times British Homes Awards for Apartment Development of the Year (Keybridge)
• 2017 Best Partnership of the Year at WhatHouse? (Lexicon with Clarion Housing Group)
• Five consecutive years as the UK’s number one company for health and safety (2014-2018), receiving the highest score ever awarded by the British Safety Council to any company, in any sector
• Three consecutive years as RESI Developer of the Year (2013-2015)
• Eleven years in a row as one of the Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For (2007 – 2017) and two years as one of the Top 75 Best Small Companies in London (2018-2019).
• A truly owner-managed business, the majority of our 200 people are shareholders in the company
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