Weston Homes and partner Tesco have been in discussion for some time about the redevelopment of Goodmayes’ Tesco into a new mixed use development
The proposals will include the provision of a new 3-form primary school, new local employment space through the provision of workshops and cafes, and the creation of an enhanced public realm on the site.
Proposals for the redevelopment of Goodmayes are still at an early stage. Weston Homes and Tesco have been holding pre-application discussions with the Council about the proposed redevelopment of the site.
Weston Homes and Tesco are intending to submit a planning application in the Spring of 2019 for the redevelopment of the site into a mixed-use development to include a new Tesco store, a primary school and up to 1,400 new homes.
The partners are looking at creating a new community which will include 35% affordable housing, assisting in meeting Redbridge’s increased housing need.
The scheme would consist of a series of striking contemporary buildings 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. There would be parking at lower ground level for both the Tesco store and residential uses.
It is of paramount importance that Tesco maintain continuity of trading if the site is redeveloped. Therefore, a new store will be built in the current car park whilst the existing store remains open with a temporary car parking arrangement.
Once the new store is complete and open, the old store will be closed and demolished. There will be no loss of trading, the new store would open the day after the old one closes.