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Major new East London housing scheme puts focus on green space

Community life and green space given key emphasis in massive new 3,800-home Berkeley development in West Ham.

Richard Reed

A major new green housing scheme has been unveiled in East London, providing more than 3,800 new homes just minutes from the City.

The TwelveTrees Park development includes plans for shops, restaurants, and a 4.5 acre, wifi-enabled park – with more than half the 26-acre site dedicated to green space.

Pricing at the new Berkeley scheme start from £385,000 for a studio, with one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses also available, while there will also be the opportunity for rental and shared ownership.

The TwelveTrees Park site in West Ham was formerly owned by 19th century industrialist Harper Twelvetrees and home to the Imperial Works soap factory.

Twelvetrees, a prominent anti-slavery campaigner, built homes on the land for some of his lowest paid workers.

Thriving community

Berkeley hopes TwelveTrees Park will breathe new life into the former industrial area, transforming derelict brownfield land into a thriving new community that reflects the history and distinctive character of the local area.

Apartments at TwelveTrees Park have been designed with everyday living in mind. Residents can benefit from ample built-in storage, and have access to a gym, business lounge and 24-hour concierge service. There will also be a car park with electric charging points, and bicycle storage.

The development also features a new, 1,000-pupil state-of-the-art home for the East London Science School, with a specially designed science garden with an outdoor lab and physics garden, sports hall and lecture theatre.

Science school

The science school will be a focal point for the entire community with the facilities used after school hours for activities and events such as hosting talks on current trending topics and holding fitness classes.

Justin Tibaldi, divisional managing director at Berkeley Homes (Capital), commented: “We’re very excited to unveil our vision for TwelveTrees Park – a vibrant new neighbourhood that will be a gamechanger for West Ham and the wider regeneration of the lower Lea Valley. This will be one of the best-connected developments in London, with five major transport links just moments from your home providing fast and regular transportation across the city.

“While the last few months have been tough for many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the positive spirit present in communities across the country. We want to harness this by creating a place people will come and enjoy – whether that’s to live, work, visit or simply to sit outdoors in the park – indeed, the value of green spaces has never been so evident.”

July 31, 2020

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