Newlon celebrates topping out of new Waltham Forest development
20th Mar 2018
On Friday 16th March, Councillor Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council, took part in a ceremony to mark the topping out of Siskin Apartments – a landmark 16 storey, brick clad development built by Hill on behalf of Newlon. It is located in Dunedin Road, on the edge of the Olympic Park and close to the centre of Leyton.
The development, which is scheduled for completion in early 2019, will comprise the main tower, two lower rise blocks and low rise family housing, as well as landscaped communal areas.
It will include 84 apartments, 72 of which will be affordable housing, as well as 12 for private sale. This is the first time Newlon has developed private sale homes and all profits will be reinvested in building new affordable housing.
The ceremony marked reaching the top of the main tower and Councillor Coghill was presented with a commemorative trowel by Paul Jordan, Regional Director of Hill and Sarah Ebanja, Chair of Newlon Housing Trust.
Councillor Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council said: “I am delighted that this exciting new development will bring more new affordable homes to this part of the borough. I would like to thank Hill and Newlon for all their work on this project, which will create a major new landmark close to the centre of Leyton and on the edge of the Olympic Park. I am also proud to see so many women at this event who have contributed to this ambitious construction project.”
Sarah Ebanja, Chair of Newlon Housing Trust, said: “We are really proud of this landmark new scheme, which will provide high specification new affordable housing for local people and in our 50th anniversary year help us to raise additional funding for more affordable homes.”
Paul Jordan, Regional Director at Hill, commented: “We are delighted to be working on our first project with Newlon to bring both affordable and private sale homes to Leyton. London is a key growth area for Hill and having previously worked in partnership with Waltham Forest Council on a number of flagship regeneration projects in the capital, we are pleased to be working alongside them again to build more sought-after homes for the local community.”
We currently have around 300 homes in Waltham Forest, including supported housing. Our specialist care and support partner, Outward, was founded in Waltham Forest in 1977 and works with a wide range of customers in the borough.