Regeneration: Mandora Site, Walthamstow

Mannequin House



A significant part of this site has already been developed:

  • Gnome House, a new community arts centre which opened in May 2015.  It provides local residents with a large community and creative space used for conferences, exhibitions, parties, weddings and performances. A meeting room is also available for hire and there is also has a printmaking studio called Inky Cuttlefish on the ground floor and a new café.
  • Mannequin House which houses 517 students from universities across London and new commercial units on the ground floor
  • ‘Fizzy Living’ has delivered 111 private rented sector homes
  • The Blackhorse Lane entrance to a new linear park has been completed
  • A new central energy centre has been built that will provide hot water and heating for this and neighbouring new developments.

What is planned?

The Eclipse residential development will provide 507 homes, of which 40 will be shared ownership and 24 will be affordable rent.

Following a suspension if work due to the COVID-19 pandemic Taylor Wimpey hope to restart on site from Monday 18 May 2020.

Contractors will follow the guidance from the Government and the Construction Leadership Council to ensure safe working takes place.

What happens when?

Work has started and is due to be completed during 2020.

Taylor Wimpey closed its Eclipse sales office and halted construction in April in order to ensure the health and safety of staff, residents, contractors and suppliers.

Taylor Wimpey is now making on-site preparations for a safe, managed and gradual return to construction work at the development.

Staff and contractors will be operating under revised health and safety protocols in order to fully comply with the restrictions imposed by social distancing requirements.

Following changes in Government guidance the sales office and show apartment will reopen on Friday 22 May 2020.

Working hours

Under new Government regulations to encourage economic recovery and create jobs while maintaining social distancing the developer has asked for extended working hours on this site.

Work will now be allowed to take place between 6.30am and 9pm, Monday to Friday and between 8am and 9pm on Saturdays.

Who is doing the work?

Taylor Wimpey is developing this site.

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