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Canning Town is set to become one of the most vibrant areas of London’s East End, a dynamic community in the heart of East London.
Newham Council’s Canning Town and Custom House regeneration vision sees £3.7billion spent on transforming the area physically, socially and economically, and aims to provide up to 10,000 new homes and two improved town centres.*
English Cities Fund (ECf) are working in partnership with the London Borough of Newham and the Homes and Communities Agency to develop the Rathbone Market scheme. The scheme is the first in Newham Council’s vision for Canning Town and Custom House - enabling this area of London’s East End to establish a new
benchmark for housing design and live-ability.
The plans for Rathbone Market include**:
A new market square at the heart of the development, helping to reinvigorate a once thriving east London market.
Around 650 new homes.
Approximately 35,000 sq ft of new retail space on the ground floor of the development, and bordering the new market square.
A new Council library and community hub.
Improvements to the local environment, including improved links between Canning Town Station and the market, and the addition of attractive, landscaped open spaces. Phase one will be complete by late summer 2012, further phases will then follow and the redevelopment is expected to be complete by early 2016.
The nearby £4 billion regeneration of Stratford* and the opening of Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping centre means the creation of almost 18,000 permanent jobs as well as 300 more shops, less than 10 minutes from Canning Town†. The new Custom House Crossrail station will link to Heathrow airport in just 46 minutes.†† Meanwhile the regeneration of Canary Wharf continues just minutes away with the addition of an anticipated 12 further buildings and the introduction of the high frequency Crossrail service†††.
The London 2012 Games are the catalyst for transforming 2.5sq km of land in east London. What was once industrial land has been rapidly transformed over the past three years. The Olympic Park will create a green backdrop for the Games and a new green space after 2012
for people and wildlife living in and around the area to enjoy. The southern part of the Park will focus on retaining the festival atmosphere of the Games, with riverside gardens, markets, events, cafes and bars. The northern area will use the latest green techniques to manage flood and rain water, while providing quieter public space and habitats for hundreds of existing and rare species, from kingfishers to otters.
*Source: Newham Council
† Source: Westfield Group
†† Source: Crossrail Ltd
††† Source: Canary Wharf Group PLC
†††† Source: Olympic Delivery Authority
** Future phases are subject to commercial viability and the securing of satisfactory detailed planning consent from the local authority