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Housebuilder commits to delivering 900 new homes across London and South East

Weston Homes has announced it will launch and develop an additional £315m of new residential schemes this year, providing almost 900 more new homes across London and the South-East with two further London commuter projects at planning application stage offering another 650 homes, adding in excess of 1,500 new homes to its pipeline. 

The first of the five projects to launch this year is Tayfen Court in Bury St Edmunds, located on the site of a former 1950s Gasholder works, which will be transformed into a new £42m (GDV) development providing 171 one and two bedroom mixed tenure apartments, complete with 4,529 sq ft of flexible commercial workspace and landscaped communal gardens.

In April 2024 Weston Homes will launch Brentwood Central, a £19m (GDV) five storey contemporary residential development offering 60 one and two-bedroom apartments arranged around a central communal courtyard garden. Most of the apartments have private outside balconies or patios with the top-floor apartments having spacious private terraces.

Town Quay in London’s Barking is a £53m (GDV) waterside scheme providing 147 one, two and three bedroom apartments and 9,414 sq ft of commercial space designed around a public plaza overlooking the Mill Pond and River Roding. This is a flagship private-public partnership with BeFirst London, the regeneration entity of Barking and Dagenham Council. 

Launching around the same time as Town Quay will be Jasper Wharf, a landmark 29 storey residential tower also in Barking, within the Abbey Quay regeneration project. Jasper Wharf will provide 167 one and two bedroom apartments and penthouses for sale, all but one with either a private balcony or terrace. 

Another project starting by mid-2024 will be Bracknell Beeches, a new £130m (GDV) development of 349 one and two bedroom apartments and 3,779 sq ft of flexible commercial space across seven new buildings, from four to 17 storeys in height, complete with communal outdoor areas, ideally located just minutes from Bracknell railway station.

In addition to the five new schemes that are underway, there are several additional pipeline projects currently at the planning application stage. One is Thornwood Park in Epping, a £35m (GDV) residential scheme that will feature 62 two to five bedroom family homes with private gardens.

Also in the planning pipeline in Stanway near Colchester is Viridis, a major residential project providing just under 600 new homes, 30 per cent of which will be affordable homes alongside a wide range of two to four bedroom family homes for sale. The development will feature ponds, green open spaces and a dedicated cycling route.

Bob Weston, Chairman and Managing Director of Weston Homes, commented: “Despite a challenging business environment impacted by rising build costs, a competitive land-buying market and the complexities of the planning system, Weston Homes has continued to move forward.”

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