Wed 7 October 2015, 10:23 am
The Scene in Walthamstow has been recognised as overall winner of the National Housing Awards 2015.
A nine-screen Empire cinema, five restaurants – including Nando’s, Pizza Express and Turtle Bay – and 121 homes were developed as part of The Scene at Cleveland Place in Walthamstow, a joint venture between the developer Hill, the council and Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA).
Destination restaurants include Grillstock, with Thai eaterie, Yum Yum E17, due to open imminently.
David Orr, National Housing Federation chief executive, said: "The Scene shows that putting the right homes in the right places can be part of something much bigger, sparking new life into communities and bringing in additional investment."
The scheme has created 100 jobs, according to ISHA. Councillor Clare Coghill, cabinet member for economic growth and high streets, said many jobs had gone to local people. “It's an honour to be recognised for our efforts in revitalising this space and setting a benchmark for the design standards we want to see within our borough. We are committed to continue to build on the success of developments such as The Scene to ensure Walthamstow town centre is a thriving place within our community," she added.
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