Newham council picks team for Canning Town development including architect Jestico & Whiles

Architect Jestico & Whiles has been appointed by Newham Council to create an estate-regeneration masterplan for part of Canning Town in east London, with a brief to deliver 1,750 homes on a 10ha site split by the A13.

The practice will work with a consortium that includes multi-disciplinary engineering and consultancy firm Buro Happold; Architecture Doing Place; AR Urbanism; architect Deft.Space; and AS Urban on the project for the London Borough of Newham.

The project site is Newham’s Canning Town East regeneration area, also known as strategic site S15. It currently hosts low-rise homes but is identified by the borough as being suitable for buildings of around six to eight storeys and up to 15 storeys at “key locations”.

Canning Town East site plan Jestico and Whiles

The site plan for the Canning Town East regeneration area, which Jestico & Whiles has been appointed to masterplan

On the north side of the A13, the project site is immediately east of Orange Architects’ Rathbone Market development. On the south side of the A13 the project site next to the Hallsville Quarter, which features elements by HawkinsBrown, John McAslan & Partners, Hawkins Brown and Associated Architects.

Jestico & Whiles said the proposals would be co-designed with the estate residents, with the expectation that the development will deliver new affordable homes, community spaces, extensive public realm and improved links to the wider area.

A detailed planning application is expected to be submitted for the first phase – on an existing vacant site within the estate – towards the end of this year, with an outline masterplan to follow in 2023.