Approval granted for third phase of 1,575-home regen project

Swan Housing Association has won planning permission for the 315-home third phase of its £500m Blackwall Reach development.

The scheme forms part of the wider 1,575-home regeneration of the area around the Blackwell Reach Dockland Light Railway station, which Swan is building in partnership with Tower Hamlets council and the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Phase three, designed by architect C.F. Møller, also includes delivery of a raft of public realm improvements around the station, including the planting of more than 200 trees as part of almost 3 acres of green space.

Blackwall Reach phase 3 Swan Housing association

Designs for Blackwall Reach phase three

The whole regeneration scheme replaces 252 existing homes, with half of the new houses affordable. Swan has already built out the 340-home first phase of the scheme, with the 268-home second phase under construction.

John Synnuck, Swan chief executive, said Phase 3 of the project will cement Blackwall Reach’s position as “one of the most significant transformative regeneration projects in London”.

“As well as more than 300 new homes, it will bring the preservation and enhancement of such high-quality public space in the city which is so essential in a post Covid-19 world,” he said. 

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