The first phase of a riverside and dockside development which will ultimately create 1,500 homes has reached a major landmark with a topping out ceremony.
The development of Royal Albert Wharf forms part of the Royal Docks regeneration and will provide one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, as well as commercial space along both the dock and riverside.
The landmark ceremony marked the topping out of the first phase of 350 new homes offering great views overlooking the docks, 44 per cent of which will be available for shared ownership or affordable rent with more than a third of those being either three or four-bed family homes.
The site is being built by Galliford Try Partnerships and work is due to be completed in 2017.
Bradleigh Coker, project director for Galliford Try, added: “Great Eastern Quays is an exceptional mixed use regeneration scheme. Planning permission was granted in December 2013, demolition started eight months later and construction started in December 2014.
“Just a year later we are celebrating the topping out of the last block in phase one, with the first handover of flats in May this year. It’s a huge achievement.”
Royal Albert Wharf is made up of Great Eastern Quays and Gallions Quarter, both in Newham and developed by Notting Hill Housing. In total, it will provide 1,500 homes and 8,700 sq m of commercial, retail, community and leisure space.