Striking second phase set to be unveiled – Housebuilder & Developer

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A colourful redevelopment is set to light up a once unloved part of East London.

‘Aurelia’, the second phase of the Rathbone Market Development, Barking Road, will be unveiled by English Cities Fund (ECf) in the New Year.

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The Mayor’s Newham Show returned to the Borough last weekend for a two day celebration in the heart of East London.


Thousands of people came along to this year's Newham Show

Thousands of people came along to this year’s Newham Show


Performers took to the main stage in Central Park, East Ham, and English Cities fund (ECf) brought their own attractions to the festival.


An English Cities fund stall attracted residents from across the London Borough of Newham and showcased the pioneering Rathbone Market development to the public.


Aurelia is the second phase of a £180m regeneration project to create 650 new homes, retail space, a community facility and two public spaces across three phases.


Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for ECf said: “The Newham Show was a great success this year, the festival celebrates the Borough and the regeneration of Rathbone Market represents another chapter in the future of this vibrant area.”


Phase 3 is expected to be on-site before the end of this year.

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of the London Borough of Newham attended the weekend long Summer Festival.

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of the London Borough of Newham attended the weekend long Summer Festival.

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Canning Town housing scheme shortlisted for national award – Newham Recorder

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Canning Town development shortlisted for award

An acclaimed regeneration scheme in the heart of London’s East End has been nominated for a national property award.

Rathbone Market Phase 3 has been shortlisted in the ‘Housing Project’ category at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2014.

The Rathbone Market project is a flagship project within Newham Council’s £3.7bn regeneration programme for Canning Town and Custom House.

Phase 3, the final stage of a £180 million mixed-purpose scheme in Canning Town, has been designed by Shoreditch-based architects, Project Orange.


The award recognises the most impressive schemes of houses and/or apartments with planning consent that are no more than six months into development.

James Soane, Director at Project Orange, said: “We are delighted that the design potential of plot three has been recognised by this nomination and continue to work to ensure the building delivers its promise of being a great place to live”

Deputy Mayor of Newham Lester Hudson, Cabinet member for Finance, Regeneration and Planning, said “Nowhere is the continuing transformation of Canning Town and Custom House more visible than the Rathbone Market development. We welcome this mark of recognition for the quality of design of the final phase.

“Phase 3 will further expand the housing choices for people in the area, delivering new homes in a mix of tenures, including affordable homes. It will maintain the momentum of regeneration in Canning Town and Custom House.”

All three phases of the Rathbone Market regeneration project will be delivered by English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

When finished, the completed scheme will deliver 652 dwellings, new retail space, a community building and two public squares including a new high quality Market Square, the new home for Rathbone Market.

Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for ECf said: “We’re delighted to see Rathbone Market enter the shortlist for another exceptional award.

“Everyone has worked exceptionally hard on this large-scale regeneration project and I’d particularly like to thank Project Orange for their very impressive design plans.

“It’s an honour to be nominated for an award of this calibre, and on behalf of everyone at ECf, I wish all nominees the very best of luck.”

In addition to their nomination, ECf can also celebrate the sales success of Aurelia – the second phase of the project that celebrated the final level added in a prestigious Topping Out ceremony attended by partners from Newham Council earlier this month.


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Flagship redevelopment undergoes topping out

A regeneration scheme in East London has marked the completion of a new apartment block with a Topping Out ceremony.

English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities (HCA)  – and Newham Council celebrated the completion of Block F, Aurelia, the second phase of the 650-home Rathbone Market development located in Canning Town on Tuesday, June 10.


Aurelia is part of a £180m three phase regeneration project to create 650 dwelling, retail space, a community facility, two public spaces including the new home for Rathbone Market.

Attendees at the Topping Out event included representatives from ECf, CZWG Architects, Newham Council and Cllr Lester Hudson, Deputy Mayor for Newham Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Regeneration and Planning.

Cllr Hudson said: “Nowhere is the ongoing transformation of Canning Town and Custom more visible than the Rathbone Market development. The topping out of Aurelia sees the new housing block joining its vibrant red neighbour Vermilion bringing even more homes and jobs to E16.

“Historically Rathbone Market has always been at the heart of Canning Town and this new development will ensure that continues in the future. Two new public squares will ensure the popular market has a sustainable home. The market has traded throughout the work and the redevelopment will ensure it continues to thrive in its new setting.”

Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for ECf added: “The Topping Out of Block F not only marks the hard-work invested into this regeneration project so far, but also celebrates the future of a vibrant area of London.

“As a flagship development in Canning Town, the development has, and will continue to introduce new opportunities, community facilities and enlivenment to Canning Town, improving the lives of the residents in this area.”

At the Topping Out ceremony symbolic items were embedded into the Block F including; olive oil to symbolise protection; a yew twig as an emblem of rebirth; water from the Thames to represent a turning point in history; and a bottle of beer as a mark of celebration.


During the event, ECf were presented with a ceremonial trowel by main contractors John Sisk and Son.

Aurelia is due for completion by the end of 2014, during which time Phase 3 of the project is planned to be on-site.

The construction of Phase 3 of the regeneration project was approved by Newham Council in April.

The currently unnamed Phase 3 will comprise a mix of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom properties within three blocks, ranging in height from six to 14 storeys, arranged in a horse-shoe configuration around a verdant communal garden.


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Wednesday 12th March  |  2-8pm

One and two bedroom apartments for sale.


Please call 020 7758 8481 to book your appointment, as demand is expected to be high.

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‘Aurelia’ at Vermilion unveiled as construction work starts

Work has begun on the second phase of regeneration from English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) – bringing shops, community facilities and 165 new homes to Canning Town.

The scheme – which will be named Aurelia at Vermilion – is the second phase of the £180m Rathbone Market regeneration programme, designed to revitalise Barking Road.

Of the new properties at Aurelia, 123 homes will be available to buy on the open market and 42 will be available for shared ownership through Notting Hill Housing — helping to increase the number of people able to buy their own home.

Aurelia also includes 12,000 sq ft of retail space, a new community building and two public squares — one of which will become the new Market Square.

With demolition of existing buildings now complete, main contactor Sisk has commenced construction on this 12 storey residential block. The first homes are set to be released for sale in February, with completion of scheduled throughout 2014/15.

Rathbone Market is intended to be a focal point for the community and ECf is working closely with the London Borough of Newham and Notting Hill Housing to deliver a project with demonstrable benefits to local people. The wider Canning Town and Custom House regeneration is the fifth biggest scheme of its type in the UK and promises to improve opportunities and facilities for residents of the town.

Cllr Conor McAuley said: “I am very pleased to see the second phase of this fantastic project get underway. The Rathbone Market scheme is the centre piece of the Canning Town and Custom House regeneration and

Aurelia promises to bring so much for local people, with the new public spaces, retail and community facilities and, importantly, high quality new homes.

“We’ve a good track record here already. Phase One — Vermilion, demonstrated what the public and private sector can achieve when working towards common goals. Ultimately this development is helping to change perceptions about Canning Town and has cemented market confidence in the area, acting as the catalyst for the realisation of the wider regeneration.”

Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for ECf echoed his comments, he said: “Rathbone Market is an enormously important development not only for the people of Canning Town but for the whole of the East End. Together, we’re changing things, creating an attractive and vibrant new town centre which will improve life for those who live here and boost the local economy by drawing in newcomers, putting Canning Town on the map as a destination for businesses and homebuyers.”

The retention and enhancement of Rathbone Market — one of the East End’s oldest, was an important part of the planned regeneration of the area which began with Phase 1, Vermilion, which sold all of its 271 apartments in under a year. Also designed by CZWG architects, Aurelia will be wrapped in bands of yellow ceramic tiling, complementing the striking red of the neighbouring Vermilion tower.

During construction, the market has been temporarily relocated along Barking Road. The demolition of Thomas North Terrace — a 1960s apartment block neighbouring the market — has been completed. Its residents, tenants of Notting Hill Housing, have already been offered new homes within Phase One —, Vermilion.

ECf is the first developer to begin works within the Canning Town and Custom House regeneration masterplan. Rathbone Market is one of a number of projects from different developers which will see £3.7billion invested in the area over the next 10 years.

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Welcome to Aurelia

Living at Aurelia.

Aurelia forms the second phase of the transformation of Rathbone Market, Canning Town.

The 123 apartment development comprises of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, many of which benefit from a balcony or terrace.

The development will also include new community facilities surrounded by a new and improved Rathbone Market, breathing life back into the area.

This regeneration project is a unique opportunity for London’s East End to establish a new benchmark for housing design and lifestyle.

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