An impressive architectural team led by developer Bouygues has been selected to create a new town centre for Canning Town in east London
The victorious team, which was selected last night (25 June) by Newham Council to take forward the 6.4 ha brownfield development, includes masterplanners EDAW, FLACQ, Farrell and Partners, Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Adjaye Associates and Dyer together with One Housing Group.
The scheme opposite Canning Town Underground Station takes on Erick Van Egeraat’s masterplan for the area and will create 1,100 new homes as well as 60,000 sqm of shops, offices, leisure facilities and a new supermarket.
Officially known as Canning Area 7, the project is part of the 20-year £3.7 billion Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme which aims to transform the area ‘physically, socially and economically’.
Mayor of Newham, Robin Wales, said: ‘Despite the slow down in the economy, pushing forward with the development of key infrastructure with our partners is one crucial way of kick starting the local economy and providing jobs for the local community.
‘This project is part of a once in lifetime opportunity to turnaround the prospects of Canning Town and Custom House residents and we’re determined to get a better deal for them.’