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Blackhorse Road

Developer Legal & General has started work on Blackhorse Mills, a build-to-rent scheme of 440 homes near Blackhorse Road Underground and Overground station.

It is being built by Galliford Try Partnerships in a 120 million contract and is expected to be complete in late 2019.

The site overlooks the recently opened Walthamstow Wetlands and will provide a mix of studios and one, two and three-bedroom homes. It will also include 1,858sq m of commercial accommodation.

Dan Batterton, build to rent fund manager at LGIM Real Assets, said: "Blackhorse Lane is a hugely vibrant and rapidly growing area of London. It needs new quality housing.

"Waltham Forest Council has been a very supportive, forward-thinking partner and it is only through this joined up, progressive approach that we are able to make such a large investment into the Blackhorse Lane community, supporting residents and businesses."

He said Blackhorse Mills would become an exemplar of what private renting could look like for future development projects.

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