Weston Homes and partner Tesco have received planning permission from the London Borough of Redbridge to transform a 10.4 acre Tesco store and carpark site in Goodmayes, east London, into Lorimer Village, a new £500 mln (€580 mln) mixed-use urban-village development.
Lorimer Village will provide 1,280 new homes of mixed tenure, a replacement Tesco store, 1,710 m2 of commercial space, a new 3-form primary school, 327 m2 village hall, 400 m2 community hub, landscaped gardens, parking facilities and public transport improvements.
With an eight year phased construction project anticipated to start on site in early 2022, Lorimer Village is one of the most important regeneration projects to be given the go-ahead in East London. The new urban-village will provide 14 medium-rise residential towers, rising from 10 to 22 storeys, connected a podium level to form nine linked buildings.
The buildings are set in 7.9 acres of landscaped grounds, school playground space, residential amenity space and landscaped roofscape, complete with tree lined pedestrian walkways and public open areas. Final build completion and occupations are scheduled for late 2030.
Bob Weston, Chairman & Chief Executive of Weston Homes said: ‘Weston Homes is delighted to have gained a resolution to grant planning for Lorimer Village, which will be delivering with our partner Tesco. Lorimer Village is one of several projects where Weston Homes is partnering with Tesco, regenerating unused land for new mixed tenure housing and employment generating commercial space. There is an urgent need to provide more low-cost housing for Londoners so collaborations like this between major retailers and housebuilders makes an important contribution.’