Peabody anniversary competition leads to 170 new homes
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing
An architectural competition to celebrate Peabody’s 150th anniversary will lead to around 170 new homes being built in Plaistow, east London.
Approved by Newham’s strategic development committee earlier this week, the former Plaistow Hospital will be transformed into a range of residential unit types _ of which 40 percent will be 3-bedroom family homes.
The competition marked Peabody’s 150th anniversary in 2012 and will provide 169 residential homes across the site, comprising 85 private and 84 affordable units.
The scheme will utilise sustainable and energy efficient building techniques and will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, along with carbon dioxide emission reductions of 32 percent.
"As part of Peabody’s 150th anniversary celebrations we undertook an architectural competition for the Plaistow Hospital site and we are now delighted to see PCKO’s winning entry be approved by Newham," Peabody development director Claire Bennie said. “Construction work will begin on the site in March with the new homes completing in 2015.”
Newham councillor Conor McAuley, executive member for regeneration and strategic planning, said: "We have the ambition and the vision. This development is a good example of how we are determined to make that vision a reality.”