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MIPIM: LDA releases six east London sites for redevelopment

The London Development Agency is seeking development partners for six of its sites in east London, from the edge of the Olympic Park through the Royal Docks and into Rainham, Essex.

The six sites represent the latest phase of a strategy to reappraise each piece of LDA-owned land, with a view to develop or dispose of the larger sites within the next five years or so.  

The announcement was made today at the international property fair MIPIM.

LDA deputy chief executive Peter Bishop said:  “With the eyes of the world on London in the run-up to the 2012 Games, we are looking for partners who share our vision for east London.  We want high-quality homes, high environmental standards and well-designed open and green space - creating an area where people want to live, work, play and do business. These sites are opportunities to press ahead with east London’s regeneration.”

The six sites are part of the LDA’s extensive land holdings, primarily in East London and along the Thames Gateway.

The LDA’s vision for east London includes the Green Enterprise District, where low carbon principles will be at the heart of the way people live and work and the East London Green Grid, a network of multi-purpose, high quality open spaces.

It also plans to found the London Housing Company, to bring together the private sector’s acumen and capital and the public sector’s capacity to develop large-scale sites. 

The six sites announced today are:

  • Parcelforce site, Stephenson Street, West Ham, Newham.  13.2 hectares by West Ham tube station, for high density housing and mixed use development. 
  • Silvertown Way, Canning Town, Newham.  2.4 hectares, at the western end of the Royal Docks, for mixed use development.
  • Albert Basin, Royal Docks, Newham.  11.92 hectares, by Gallions Reach DLR station - three separate sites for mixed use development.
  • Chequers Corner, Dagenham.  0.8 hectares, on A13 in South Dagenham, for housing-led mixed use development.
  • Beam Park, Dagenham.  10.44 hectares, on the old Ford factory site, for housing, education, community, leisure, recreational or retail use.
  • Beam Reach 6, Rainham. 7.05 hectares, next to A13 Choats Manor Way, for a sustainable business park and c 30,000m² of business space.