Callis yard, woolwich, london
Inland Homes purchased the Callis Yard site in Woolwich from West Register, RBS's property arm, in 2013. The one acre site is located between Woolwich High Street and the Royal Arsenal regeneration project. It is a highly attractive location, with a new crossrail station due to be built approximately 300 yards away, and within walking distance of the DLR.
Location Callis Yard, Woolwich, London
Inland Homes is currently evaluating how best to move forward with this site, considering the options of either selling the site, as its value has increased significantly since planning permission was received in July 2014. The development would be a prime opportunity for a bulk sale to a private rented sector organisation, a growing market Inland Homes have previously sold residential units to. These two options represent the different time scales in which Inland Homes can monetise this asset.
The site has received planning consent for an apartment block with 152 residential units, 20% of which will be affordable housing. The research for this design involved consultations with the Greenwich authorities (including the Head of Regeneration), as well as the local community, to whom Inland Homes held a public exhibition. There were several factors to consider in the planning process, including the treatment of a listed building within the site, as well as the balance of this site with the widespread regeneration in the area. The experienced team at Inland Homes consulted with local groups and put forward a plan that was accepted by the local community.
In addition to the apartments, the development will feature a business centre and a gym for the residents. In line with the Mayor's focus on delivering children's play areas, the design team at Inland Homes has planned a ground level indoor children's play area with gym facilities. This will provide a dynamic visual front to the building, and utilise the small footprint of the site effectively.
This design would contribute to the exciting, rapid regeneration of the area, with homes that are highly desirable for their location, transport connections and views. The acquisition of this prime land has proven a highly valuable addition to the Group's land bank.
Yards from new Crossrail station
Resolution to grant planning permission received for 152 apartments