‘Affordable housing milestone’ at Royal Docks

Notting Hill Housing (NHH) is delighted to be entering into partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA) for Gallions 3B – a riverside site providing around 236 new homes in the Royal Docks, Newham, of which 50% will be affordable housing.

It is the first site in the Royal Docks to come forward with a development partner under the current Mayor – meeting his aspirations for 50 per cent affordable housing and including homes for London Living Rent.

NHH are already on site with an adjacent development, Royal Albert Wharf. This site combined with Gallions 3B will deliver 1,900 new homes and is creating a new exciting destination in the Royal Docks.

The announcement comes after NHH signed a strategic partnership with the Mayor that would create thousands of new affordable homes by 2021. The affordable housing at Gallions 3B will be evenly split between Shared Ownership, London Living Rent and London Affordable Rent. The other half of the homes will be available for private sale.

The scheme will be integrated with NHH’s neighbouring Royal Albert Wharf development, while retaining its own character and distinctive features with private and landscaped shared gardens attracting residents and visitors to the waterfront. A portion of a neighbouring development site, adjacent to the existing Armada Green, will be landscaped and managed by NHH providing outdoor sports areas, as plans for a future Thames river crossing emerge.

Plans for the space include community allotments, an outdoor cinema, art exhibitions and further amenity space aimed at drawing residents and visitors to the waterfront and
making Gallions 3B a destination in its own right. Once integrated into Royal Albert Wharf, the development would also benefit from access to an existing energy centre, which is already live and comfortably has the capacity to provide for the needs of Gallions 3B residents.

John Hughes, Group Development Director at NHH, said:

“It is a priority for both NHH and City Hall to provide new affordable homes for the capital, which is why we signed our strategic partnership, and this scheme is the first example of that agreement in action”.

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, said:

“We are determined to do all we can to tackle London’s housing crisis, and Notting Hill Housing is a key partner in our commitment to build thousands of new affordable homes for Londoners to rent and buy.

“This site is an important milestone in the wider regeneration of the Royal Docks – the first in the area to deliver 50 per cent affordable housing, including homes for London Living Rent, those based on social rent levels, and shared ownership homes for first-time buyers.”