Green light for Blackhorse Yard development
6.2.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects, Catalyst housing association and Swan Housing Association are delighted to announce that Waltham Forest Council has voted to approve plans to build a new housing-led mixed-use development at the former Webbs Industrial Estate on Blackhorse Lane. The project, known as Blackhorse Yard, includes 100% affordable housing and a variety of commercial uses.
Designed by award winning architect C.F Møller Architects, the plans will transform the site to provide 359 affordable homes for shared ownership, a creative hub for artisans and artists' studios, a new green pedestrian link between Blackhorse Lane and Sutherland Road, and nearly 3,000 m² new commercial space in the heart of the Blackhorse Road area.
Catalyst and Swan have already received significant interest from local businesses wanting to move into the available retail units, the creative hub and artists' studios, all of which will help to complement Waltham Forest's newly-awarded status as the Mayor's first London Borough of Culture.
The project will also provide new public spaces with a play area and landscaping, creating an attractive development that integrates with other buildings on Sutherland Road. Plans include a net increase of more than 100 trees, opportunities for community facilities on-site, and a new pedestrian crossing and cycle lane along Blackhorse Lane.