Work on London housing and West Yorkshire archive to start this spring

Bexley council has given the green light to Broadway Malyan’s final phase of a redevelopment in south-east London.

Nearly 250 homes at the scheme in Erith Park will be built in this phase with the first homes due to be ready in summer 2017.

It will include a mix of houses and low rise apartments for affordable rent, private sale and low cost home ownership. The scheme still has to be ratified by the Greater London Authority but work is set to start later this spring.

Meanwhile, construction will start this month on a Broadway Malyan-designed new archive centre (below) for West Yorkshire.

The £6.4 million West Yorkshire Archive Building is being built in Wakefield, near the city’s Kirkgate railway station.

When complete in 2016 the centre will store more than 10 million historical records of regional, national and international significance over three floors.

West Yorkshire archive, Wakefield by Broadway Malyan

The archive will hold more than 10 million records

The project is being jointly funded by West Yorkshire ‘s five councils and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has awarded a £3.9m grant to create the new permanent home for the region’s archives.

Broadway Malyan landed the deal through an open competition in late 2013. The scheme will be built by Bardsley Construction.