•  207 affordable homes complete at Riverscape in Newham

    The ribbon was cut by Deputy Mayor for Newham, Councillor James Asser

207 affordable homes complete at Riverscape in Newham

Ballymore and Oxley celebrate the completion of 207 new high quality affordable homes at Riverscape in the Royal Docks. 

The completion of these two new apartment buildings – called East River Wharf - mark a pivotal milestone at Riverscape and the occasion was marked by a handover ceremony hosted by Ballymore & Oxley with Homes England and Legal & General Affordable Homes. Joined by Cllr James Asser, Deputy Mayor at the London Borough of Newham, and local councillors Cllr Shaban Mohammed and Cllr John Whitworth.

Located directly on the River Thames in the heart  of one of London’s most exciting regenerations, East River Wharf offers a collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Shared Ownership apartments as well as affordable rent and social rent properties.The affordable homes are among the first homes to be completed at Riverscape, a 769 home development designed by Howells Architects.

East River Wharf forms part of the wider Royal Wharf master plan, which in total will deliver over 4,154 homes, 3,893 of which have already been completed. Royal Wharf is a thriving and dynamic new ‘London village’ community, complete with a RIBA award-winning primary school, a modern community centre, a busy high street with 120,000 sq ft commercial space, a new park, and a beloved riverside pub

 207 affordable homes complete at Riverscape in Newham

The homes at Royal Wharf are well connected to central London via the DLR, at Pontoon Road and West Silvertown, and by water thanks to the Thames Clippers service at the Royal Wharf Pier – completed by Ballymore & Oxley in November 2019. The community is flanked by Thames Barrier Park to the east and Lyle Park to the west, which this year celebrates the centenary of being gifted to the community by Abram Lyle (of Lyle’s Golden Syrup) in 1924.

Ben Denton, Chief Executive at Legal & General Affordable Homes, said:

“We are delighted to be working closely with Ballymore and Oxley to bring more affordable housing to London, particularly in Newham. Ballymore with Oxley is a great partnership delivering the regeneration of this important part of East London.

By celebrating the delivery of these affordable rented and Shared Ownership homes, we are making a small contribution towards addressing London’s crisis in homes that people can afford.  

We look forward to working together with Ballymore and Oxley again in the future to create communities that our residents can thrive in.”

Nigel Barclay, Director of Loans at Homes England, said:   

“It is exciting to see the new community at Riverscape taking shape with the completion of these new, quality affordable homes.  With support from the Government’s Levelling Up Home Building Fund, Riverscape will rightly form an integral part of the wider Royal Docks site and go some way to address the housing need in Newham.”

John Mulryan, UK managing director, Ballymore:

“Royal Wharf is one of London’s great housing success stories. Over 40 acres of brownfield land has become home and a place of pride for over 10,000 people. We’re thrilled to be handing over the latest affordable homes to L&G today and look forward to welcoming their residents into this very special community.”


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