20.03.12

First look at new Rathbone Market homes

The Rathbone Market development in Canning Town has reached a major milestone as work is completed on two sample apartments.

The new apartments were completed on time by main contractor John Sisk & Son and have been finished to the highest standard with solid oak flooring, built in wardrobes and kitchen appliances and ensuite bathrooms to the master bedrooms.

The apartments are part of the 271-apartment Vermilion building, the residential section of the Rathbone Market development, and are the second of nine sectional completions to be delivered to the English Cities Fund. Notting Hill Housing is taking handover within the month of 40 homes on the development for social rent delivered with £5,120,000 in funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. Residents from the neighbouring Thomas North Terrace will then be able to relocate to their new homes.

Chris Harrison, Senior Contracts Manager at John Sisk & Son, said: “This is a big milestone for us and everyone who has been involved in the Rathbone Market regeneration scheme. The development will play a key role in the future of Canning Town and we are thrilled that residents can now get a sense of what it will offer them.”

Cllr Conor McAuley, Executive Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning said:

"The Rathbone Market development is at the heart of the regeneration in Canning Town and Custom House and the completion of these sample apartments represents a key milestone in the scheme. Anyone visiting Canning Town cannot fail to notice the advancements being made with the towering Vermilion building already making an impact on the skyline. I'm sure residents who will be moving in will be delighted with what their new homes look like.

"The physical and social regeneration of the E16 area is crucial for the borough as we approach the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This project will provide residents with a living environment they can be proud of as well as making sure they have the same opportunities and aspirations as people living elsewhere. This is an exciting time for E16 both new and old residents and I can't wait to see how the numerous developments continue to progress."

All the apartments have been constructed to achieve both Lifetime Home and CfSH level 4 accreditation. The entire development has also been approved as Secure by Design with the apartments containing the highest safety standards including video entry system.

John Sisk & Son is delivering the design and construction of Plot One, a £47.9m retail and residential development and the first phase of English Cities Fund’s £180m Rathbone Market regeneration scheme. The project currently employs over 400 people with 31% being local Newham residents and has provided seven apprentice places and well as two full time graduate placements.

The Rathbone Market development is part of the £3.7billion Canning Town & Custom House Regeneration Programme, which aims to transform the area physically, socially and economically.