617 new and replacement homes proposed for Leyton council estate

Proposals for the redevelopment of the 1960s Avenue Road Estate in Leyton, have been registered with the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

The east London estate is owned and managed by the local council. The estate contains five residential blocks rising to a uniformed eight stories in height and two single-story community buildings.

The estate currently has 258 homes, of which 17 have been acquired by leaseholders initially through Right to Buy. Only the remaining 241 social rent homes will be reprovided to tenants. 784 sqm GIA of community floorspace, and 83 car parking spaces.

The estate was earmarked for regeneration over a decade ago, following an Estates Review undertaken by the council in 2010.

It found that the Avenue Road Estate was one of the highest priorities including a high level of crime and being in the highest 5% of the most deprived areas nationally.

In January 2021 the Council completed a resident’s ballot with a 65.4% turnout with an overwhelming 91.5% in favour of regeneration.

The Avenue Road Estate and its immediate context

The site is situated a 10-minute walk from Leyton tube station, 15 minutes from Maryland station on the Elizabeth Line, and under 30 minutes walk from Stratford or less than 10 by bike.

A key feature of the masterplan proposal is the formation of an enhanced east-west route through the middle of the site linking Hall Road and Victoria Road, with a large area of the public realm in the centre of the site.

The proposed built form comprises four main blocks A to D, with the heights increasing heading east to west.

Of the 617 new homes proposed, 242 of the existing social rent homes will be reprovided, and 8 new London affordable rented units.

Furthermore, it includes 23 homes for shared ownership, with the majority of the uplift in new homes provided will be through 344 new private market homes.

The scheme is being delivered through a joint venture with Bellway Homes, one of the country’s biggest home builders. PRP Architects have been appointed to produce design and access plans.