The New City Road development designed by Rivington Street Studios comprises a six -storey building containing 20 flats at the corner of New City Road and Jedburgh Road, six three-storey houses and two two-storey wheelchair accessible houses. All of the units will be affordable at London Affordable Rent.
The New City Road proposal was recommended for approval at Committee in July 2020. The development is part of the London Borough of Newham’s programme which aims to provide 1,000 new affordable homes by 2022. The site previously contained garages on Council owned land, some of which were vacant and underutilised.
The proposed houses are designed to activate the street frontage with a consistent terrace, inspired by an established London housing typology which is the prevailing pattern of surrounding development. The scheme extends the terraces of Jedburgh Road and Haig Road East, finishes off an incomplete perimeter block, and enhances security and sense of community by protecting existing rear gardens.
The scheme also incorporates soft landscaping features and SuDS to improve the character of the site and its surrounding area and also contributing to the requirements of outdoor amenity space. A new central landscaped play area will be provided, which will be accessible to the new residents and the existing residents of Jacobs House. The mature trees along the front of the site will be retained.