29 September 2023
Summary:MTVH and partners welcome Deputy Mayor, Joanne McCartney, and Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, to the Topping Out ceremony at Manor Road where MTVH will deliver 177 new affordable homes.
MTVH and partners, English Cities Fund (ECF), welcomed London’s Deputy Mayor for Children and Families, Joanne McCartney, and Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, to celebrate the topping out of Phase One of a development at Manor Road Quarter in Canning Town. Joanne and Rokhsana met with MTVH Chief Executive, Geeta Nanda OBE, and partners ECF for a tour of the site, an update on the development’s progress and the opportunities the project is continuing to create within Newham.
Once complete, the project will deliver 804 new, mixed tenure homes for the area, providing homes for both families and single people. Phase One of the Manor Road Quarter development will see 177 new MTVH affordable homes delivered alongside 178 ECF homes for outright sale. The first residents are expected to move in in March 2024.
We are proud to be part of this partnership. With around 34,000 people on Newham’s housing waiting lists, the borough is no stranger to the challenges many Londoners face in find an affordable place to call home. The development at the Manor Road Quarter will help to alleviate some of the pressures currently facing the local community and follows on from our previous work in Newham with ECF and Muse to deliver the first Fizzy Living building at Rathbone Market along with our Joint Venture with Vistry on the Brunel Street Works.
Alongside delivering much needed new homes, the development is also creating skilled jobs. As part of the recent visit, Geeta met with apprentices who were keen to discuss how much the project had helped develop their skills and boost their confidence. The development has employed 36 apprentices so far and further assessment of project’s social value shows a welcome boost to Newham’s local economy:
– 367 workless job starts.
– £4m spent with local businesses.
– 32 work experience placements.
Manor Road is a demonstration of what can be achieved when national and local government work with the housing sector to build the homes which will help us to tackle the housing crisis both in London and across the nation. Continuing these partnerships is crucial as we work to deliver the homes which ensure everyone has the chance to live in a safe, warm, and affordable home and to live well.
Following the topping out ceremony at the Manor Road Quarter, Geeta said:
“MTVH is proud to be involved in this partnership which is investing in Newham through new, affordable homes. The development at Manor Road is an exciting project which will deliver 804 new, mixed tenure homes for the area. All too often, we hear of the difficulties people across London face in accessing an affordable place to call home. With 34,000 people on Newham’s housing waiting lists, the borough is no stranger to these challenges.”
The development at Manor Road is a crucial step in helping to alleviate the housing pressures facing the local community. As the new homes are of a mix of sizes, these benefits will be felt by families and single people alike.
Manor Road is also a clear demonstration of what can be achieved when national and local government work with the housing sector to build the homes which will help us to tackle the housing crisis both in London and across the nation.
Investment in housing is an investment in our entire economy and society. Continuing these partnerships is crucial as we work to deliver the homes which ensure everyone has the chance to live in a safe, warm, and affordable home and to live well.”