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Council pays visit as work on new homes begins

Thu 8 October 2015, 6:09 pm

Waltham Forest councillors visited a construction site in Walthamstow recently to mark the start of building work on new homes.

East Thames’ Foundry Mews scheme on the site of the former Wood Street Library car park will feature 21 homes, which the developer said will be affordable. 

In total, 12 of the homes will be available for shared ownership and nine through a supported living scheme, which caters for adults who need care and support to live independently in the community.

Waltham Forest Council’s cabinet member for adult services, Councillor Angie Bean, said: “The Foundry Mews development will ensure residents with care needs have all the support they require to live as independently and actively as possible, while still being able to access round-the-clock assistance for tasks like taking medication, cooking and cleaning.” 

The scheme was designed by award-winning architects RCKa and funded by the mayor of London and Waltham Forest Council. 

East Thames’ director of development and regeneration, Kevin Harris, said: “Foundry Mews will help to meet not only the needs of first time buyers in Waltham Forest, but also those who need a little extra support to enjoy independent lives.” 

The developer is also working with local enterprise, Wood Street Walls, a local company which is installing public art in Waltham Forest, to turn the hoardings surrounding the site into a new art piece over the coming months.

In other news, East Thames co-sponsored a London Design Festival event at Blackhorse Workshop, “The experimental playground” at the end of September. View pictures here:

http://www.blackhorseworkshop.co.uk/the-experimental-playground/ 

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