Bidding begins for developer and architect for 1,500 homes
Transport for London has launched plans for a new neighbourhood on a 12-acre site at the Limmo Peninsula in London’s Docklands.
The site is the biggest to come forward as part of TfL’s plans to build 10,000 new homes on surplus land it owns by 2021. It launched its Property Partnership Framework to this end just over a year ago.
The body is now seeking a development partner to transform the site into 1,500 homes, of which 600 (40%) are expected to be “genuinely affordable”.
The site, which has been home to Crossrail’s primary work site for the eastbound tunnel-boring machines, adjoins Canning Town’s underground and DLR station.
No architect has yet been appointed. TfL said it had invited companies on its framework to bid for the site and expects to announce a preferred partner later this year with which it will form a joint venture partnership to develop the site.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said: “The Limmo Peninsula has the capacity to be transformed into a booming new east London neighbourhood. With Elizabeth Line works almost complete, I am pleased that Transport for London is now in a position to bring forward this site for development.”
The property framework launched in 2016 with the appointment of 13 development partners including Balfour Beatty and Canary Wharf.
Since then, TfL has announced two new joint ventures between itself and U&I and Notting Hill Housing. The sites include a four-acre site next to Kidbrooke Station in Greenwich, Landmark Court on Southwark Street near London Bridge, and Northwood in Hillingdon where Fletcher Priest is working on 100 homes, 35% of them “affordable”.
Elsewhere, TfL is directly redeveloping a site on Fenwick Road in Clapham, where Karakusevic Carson Architects has won planning for 55 homes.