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McLaren appointed to build first phase at Hale Wharf

McLaren Construction has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver the first phase of Waterside Places’ Hale Wharf development at Tottenham Hale, as part of a wider programme of regeneration.

The first phase of the development consists of 249 new homes, a new pedestrian bridge over the River Lee Navigation providing convenient access to Tottenham Hale Underground station and canal-side public realm for the residents and wider community.

The Hale Wharf scheme is being delivered by Waterside Places – a strategic joint venture between Canal & River Trust and national development and urban regeneration specialists Muse Developments, in partnership with the Mayor of London and London Borough of Haringey.

Nigel Franklin, chairman at Waterside Places, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed McLaren Construction for the first phase at Hale Wharf and look forward to working closely with them. Our focus is to deliver high-quality urban waterfront schemes that deliver diverse and sustainable places and McLaren have a wealth of experience in this field.

“Hale Wharf is an exciting development at the heart of one of the Mayor of London’s Housing Zones. Once complete, the wider scheme will deliver up to 505 high-quality canal-side homes, extensive public realm improvements, along with a range of commercial and leisure space.”

As one of the Mayor of London’s Housing Zones, Hale Wharf will make an important contribution to both the Mayor’s and the council’s aspiration for 2,000 new homes in Tottenham Hale.

John Butten, regional managing director – major projects at McLaren Construction, said: “It is a pleasure to be working with Waterside Places to deliver the first phase of this development. We bring our broad experience in the residential sector to this scheme, as well as the highest-quality finishes. We are glad to be a part of this regeneration around Tottenham Hale.’’

In addition to the homes, Hale Wharf will see a new pedestrian footbridge developed across the River Lee Navigation, as well as improved pedestrian routes and a regenerated canal side, which will include improved access for commercial barges, canal wall improvements and the installation of floating reed beds.

On completion of Phase 2 in 2023, residents will also benefit from access to the Paddock Community Nature Park that will play a key role in the council’s new ‘Green Grid Strategy’, which seeks to improve the space for the local community.

Work on the first phase of the scheme is now underway and will be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

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