Architectural firm Conran and Partners has secured approval from the London government for its £50m regeneration of the Walthamstow stadium site in east London, UK.
The project, designed for developer London & Quadrant (L&Q), will feature 294 homes, a new leisure centre, children’s nursery, parkland, play spaces, a public plaza and allotments.
London Mayor Boris Johnson’s approval follows Waltham Forest Council’s approval in May 2012.
Conran and Partners director Lee Davies said that the focus is on delivering well-designed housing and bringing benefits to everyone living in the borough.
"The plan for the site brings its listed buildings into long-term sustainable use for all ages within the community and will deliver a community-based development that will provide new homes, a modern leisure centre, children’s nursery, allotments and jobs," Davies said.
L&Q projects director Andy Rowland said that the company will start work on the project as soon as possible after meeting the remaining conditions in the planning process.
"The scheme will provide a mix of 50 houses and 244 apartments to provide high-quality and much-needed homes for people on a range of incomes," Rowland said.
"It will bring £50m worth of investment into the borough of Waltham Forest, including £4m in Section 106 contributions, which will be used to improve local leisure, health and transport facilities."
Upon completion, the leisure centre will feature a range of sporting facilities and the children’s nursery will provide places for 80 children.
The outdoor facilities of the scheme will feature a skate/BMX park, an outdoor gym, trim trails (low-level fitness equipment for children), linked trails to Epping Forest and the Lea Valley, a sprint track and a 15m high climbing wall.
Image: The project will feature 294 homes, a new leisure centre, children’s nursery, parkland, play spaces. Photo: Conran and Partners.