Stephenson Street site extends to approximately 26.24 acres (10.62 ha) and formerly provided a sorting office and depot for Parcelforce. The depot has been demolished and currently stands vacant and under used.
The London Plan designates the site within the Lower Lea Valley Opportunity Area and falls within the wider ‘City in the East’ plan which promotes the development of the east of London as an integrated part of the capital.
The site has been recognised as a key site for the regeneration of West Ham by the London Borough of Newham.
We believe our proposals have the potential to realise this vision and improve a prominent location within the borough, whilst delivering a number of significant benefits for West Ham including new homes, high-quality retail space, and a new public realm that will mean better connectivity through from West Ham Underground station to Stephenson Street.
- The site is currently lying derelict
- Inefficient use of land in a central London location
- It is inaccessible to the public
- There is poor access to and through the site
- Open up access to the public including direct access from West Ham Station
- Create significant public realm of over 12.5 acres
- Create a 4.5 acre (350m long) park with multiple uses for all ages alongside a series of open spaces
- Provide a new community hub along with other facilities
- Deliver commercial, retail, cultural and educational spaces.
We have undertaken an extensive consultation programme with the local community, as well as councillors and council planning officers to shape our plans to ensure we can deliver something of real benefit to existing and future residents.