Following the success of phase one, Higgins Construction plc has been appointed by Southern Housing Group to design and build phase two of the construction of new homes at Bromley by Bow, East London.
Phase two will deliver another 112 new homes, of which 35% will be affordable. The homes will enjoy views of the River Lea. The riverside walk will also be revitalised and new public realm will be created for the local community to enjoy.
The architectural feel will continue from phase one with roof lines picking up the industrial heritage of the area, creating a striking feature along the popular river towpath.
Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins Construction comments, “Following our successful partnership with Southern Housing Group to deliver phase one, we are delighted to be awarded phase two at Bow River Village and continue to be part of such an important project for East London. Work is already underway on the £26 million contract with completion due Spring 2018.”
Higgins Construction worked closely with Southern Housing Group’s private sale subsidiary, Southern Space to deliver 219 homes and 10,000 square feet of commercial space in phase one. These included a mixture of tenures including affordable rent, shared ownership, open market sale and market rent properties.
The development has also generated new jobs and provided local labour training opportunities through the development’s construction and via successful employment and training programmes.
The site sits between the Lea River and the A12, close to Bromley-by-Bow underground station.