Homes for sale and rent and new student accommodation at Blackhorse Lane are the latest tangible sign of progress in and around the 2.75-ha Mandora site opposite Blackhorse Road station. This is among the borough’s largest regeneration areas, where long-derelict industrial land will see new homes and small business spaces, together with a park and public square, effectively creating a new suburb just a few minutes’ walk from the Underground station.
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has meanwhile launched the first of its choice of one, two and three-bedroomed homes at Eclipse on the Mandora site.
It says the site is an “increasingly popular choice among homebuyers looking for their perfect place in a trendy part of the city”.
The new homes are priced from £335,000, which the developer said are to a high specification.
There will be some 500 homes in all and private rent landlord Fizzy Living agreed earlier this year to buy 111 of them under a forward funding structure.
Properties will be aimed at professional people aged in their late 20s and 30s and will include an interactive hub where tenants can socialise and work.
Taylor Wimpey will create a link with the next door Fizzy apartments and the Walthamstow Wetlands, which are just down the road.
Phase two of Eclipse will comprise 150 new homes, including around 50 affordable properties to be managed by One Housing Group.
A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: “We are delighted with the response we have received to the new homes at our Eclipse development, which was subject to a very successful launch event at our state-of-the-art sales centre.
“Works are progressing well on-site and the first homes are expected to be occupied at the end of 2018."