1070 home masterplan proposed for Romford

A hybrid planning application has been submitted for the proposed redevelopment of the land at Bridge Close, Romford in the London Borough of Havering.

The site is owned by applicant Bridge Close Regeneration LLP which is a private development vehicle wholly owned by the applicant authority, which has transferred the ownership of the business units and row of terraced homes along Waterloo Road which forms a part of Romford’s post-war ring road network.

Proposals seek to build a mixed-use development comprising at most 1,070 residential dwellings, alongside associated commercial floorspace, a three-form entry primary school, and associated infrastructure including a pedestrian/cycle bridge across the River Rom.

In regards to the specifics of the detailed housing components in the first of four build-out phases, 229 across two of the plots nearest to the railway station as well as 154 across two buildings facing over the River Rom which contains the new primary school across the lower levels.

Moreover, the site is near to the wider Romford Town Centre which is also served by the Elizabeth Line and other National Rail services, making this a car-free scheme aside from Blue Badged disabled car parking.

Bridge Close Regeneration LLP has appointed Fletcher Priest Architects to produce broader masterplan proposals, as well as Allies & Morrison and Maccreanor Lavington for the detailed aspects that will be built out first including the new primary school.

Looking north on the River Rom and new footbridge and detailed residential proposals. Image credit Maccreanor Lavington.