Weston Homes and Tesco have been given the green light to transform a 10.4-acre Tesco store and car park into a new £500m mixed-use urban village development
London Borough of Redbridge has granted planning permission for the new mixed-use urban village in Goodmayes, Lorimer Village.
Lorimer Village will provide 1,280 new homes of mixed tenure, a replacement Tesco store, 1,710 sqm of commercial space, a new 3-form primary school, 327 sqm village hall, 400 sqm 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, the new urban village will provide 14 medium-rise residential towers, rising from 10 to 22-storeys, with biodiverse and brown roofs, connected a podium level to form nine linked buildings.
Masterplanned by Weston Homes, RDA Architects and Allen Pyke landscape consultants the buildings at Lorimer Village are designed around a new civic square, four large landscaped podium courtyards and tree lined pedestrian boulevards, linking to a new station square and Goodmayes Railway Station.
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.
Of the 1,280 new one, two, three and four bedroom homes 35% will be affordable homes providing rented, DMS and shared ownership units, assisting in meeting Redbridge’s increased housing need.
The village hall, designed in collaboration with Goodmayes Residents Association, will offer a range of community uses for both new and existing local residents.
Local employment space will be provided through flexible commercial space, workshops and cafes.
There will be parking at lower ground level for both the Tesco store and residential uses.
The new housing and commercial facilities will be 100% electric-powered using 682 PV panels sited on rooftops across the development.
‘Low-cost housing for Londoners’
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.”
Final build completion and occupations are scheduled for late 2030.