Blackhorse Mills


Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest

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Quatro successfully supported one of Legal & General’s first ventures into the ‘Build to Rent’ sector with proposals for the former Ferry Lane Industrial Estate in Walthamstow.

Build to Rent was a new concept in the area and our first major challenge was to inform local stakeholders about what these proposals would mean for the community.

By successfully introducing political and community stakeholders to the concept of Build to Rent, we gained influential support. For instance, the council invited Legal & General to introduce their plans in the council’s first Planning Committee Briefing – a presentation to members in advance of the formal committee meeting. The council also invited Legal & General to share platforms at investment and development events – to help promote the borough.

After a series of public exhibitions and local meetings, local politicians, community groups and residents were on-side and planning was granted in October 2016, delivering over 400 homes for rent.