Legal & General today announces that it has broken ground at Blackhorse Mills, its North East London Build to Rent (BTR) scheme which will bring around 440 new homes to Walthamstow and is one of the largest purpose-built rental developments in the UK. Legal & General has appointed leading regeneration specialist, Galliford Try Partnerships, as contractor on site with a £120 million contract.

Blackhorse Mills overlooks the Walthamstow Wetlands and is located 200m from Blackhorse Road tube station in Walthamstow. Designed by Assael Architecture, it will provide Waltham Forest with around 440 new Studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes, bringing high quality rental stock that offers a positive choice for elective renters to the local area. The scheme is expected to welcome its first residents between late 2019 and early 2020.

Given its enviable location overlooking 211 hectares of protected wetlands, internationally recognised for its importance to wildlife, the development will look to create a positive and vibrant community for its residents with a focus on health and well-being. The scheme will benefit from a wellness centre, private dining rooms, flexible working space, roof terracing and a resident club room overlooking the impressive wetlands. The scheme will also include 20,000 sq ft of commercial accommodation, providing much needed space to creative and start-up businesses in the area.

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