Rendering of Rathbone Market, designed by CZWG Architects, an east-London development whose second phase recently received planning permission. Image: Courtesy CZWG Architects
English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property, and the Homes and Communities Agency, and developer of Canning Town's Rathbone Market scheme, has secured a detailed planning consent to take the development into its second phase.
Rathbone Market's redevelopment already had outline planning consent which fixed the masterplanning parameters.
Phase two will comprise two new public squares, one of which will form the attractive new open market square - the centerpiece of the finished Rathbone Market scheme and will also feature purpose built facilities for the market traders. This phase will also see the delivery of 165 new homes - 42 of which are affordable, a brand new 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) public library and community centre and 12,000 square feet (1,100 square meters) of ground floor retail space.
The works for phase two will mean the market will be temporarily relocated along Barking Road and will also see the demolition of Thomas North Terrace, residents of which have been offered new homes within phase one of the development.
Interior courtyard view of Rathbone Market. Image: Courtesy CZWG Architects