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Keepmoat and Family Mosaic embark on new partnership with £15m development

Top ten UK housebuilder and regeneration company, Keepmoat has won a £15m contract to work with UK housing association Family Mosaic to deliver 79 new homes in Leytonstone. 

The opportunity coincides with Keepmoat being appointed on the new Family Mosaic framework that will provide homes for rent, shared ownership and private sale in four new housing blocks and will help the housing association to reach its target of building 2,300 homes by 2018.

Family Mosaic acquired the two adjacent sites called Stonelea and Thornebury from the NHS in Waltham Forest in 2014 and submitted planning in 2015.

Outline planning had originally been approved for 58 units with 14 per cent affordable housing provision, but the sites were purchased on the basis of achieving a higher density scheme. Through close collaboration with Alan Camp Architects, Family Mosaic successfully managed to not only increase the number of units to 79, but have also increased the affordable housing provision to 30 per cent. Block B 4

Alongside the accommodation being provided, the proposals include a large communal garden and a ‘village green’ style amenity space, as well as private gardens for the houses and a number of ground floor flats. The site also sits alongside Langthorne Park and is situated only a ten minute walk from Leyton underground station.

Angela Wood, Development Director from Family Mosaic, said: “Waltham Forest is an area with great opportunities to build new homes and communities. We are glad to be able to play a part in the Council’s far reaching plans by developing a scheme that provides a range of tenures and with a great design. We look forward to working with Keepmoat to deliver this scheme.’

Dan Germann, Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat, added: “The aim of this project is to create affordable and high quality homes for rent and shared ownership for people in Waltham Forest, in line with the council’s plans. We are excited to be working with Family Mosaic for the first time and we are all looking forward to getting started.”

Keepmoat will begin demolition, site clearance and enabling works asap with the build expected to be completed by Summer 2018.

For more information regarding Keepmoat, please visit keepmoat.com