Regeneration: The Score Centre, Leyton

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What is planned?

The new Score Centre site development, on Council owned land, will provide 750 new homes contributing to the borough’s housing need, with 50 per cent of them affordable. The proposal is that the affordable homes will include family homes of three or more bedrooms.

The development will also deliver: 

  • a health centre with 20 GP rooms and space for support services and scanning facilities
  • a pre-school nursery
  • an enhanced indoor sports and leisure centre with community facilities including meeting rooms
  • an attractive civic square with shops and cafes
  • 1,762 square metres of commercial space for shops and businesses
  • a District Heating Network capable of serving more than 2,000 properties
  • extension of Auckland Road

The existing outdoor sports facilities and the food growing beds moved to the Feel Good Too Centre which opened in October 2018.

Feel Good Too has two artificial pitches, a 60 metre running track, six beach volleyball courts (four of which are international standard), a fitness trail and a pavilion which includes the discovery Café and a community room.

Who is doing the work?

The Council will be leading the redevelopment of the site but has selected Taylor Wimpey as its development partner for the delivery of this project.

Included in the partnership are Home Group (a housing association), Pollard Thomas Edwards (architects), dRMM (architects), LA Architects, grant associates (Landscape and public realm designers),POINT (daylighting and sunlighting advisers) GVA (Planning consultants), AECOM (Engineering consultants), CGMS (Archaeological specialists) and CBRE (Property and valuation advisers).

What happens when?

Archaeologists were on site during September and October digging test trenches to identify anything of interest on site. Nothing was found.

A planning application, reference number 193694, was submitted in November 2019.

See details of the planning application

A Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 31 March 2020 decided to approve the application subject to conditions including the signing of a Section 106 agreement.

The development will now also go to the Greater London Authority (GLA) for consideration.

Read the report which went to Planning Committee

The scheme will be delivered in two phases and it is proposed that: 

  • Phase One to include:
    • the health hub
    • the pre-school nursery
    • the sport, leisure and community facilities
    • 421 new homes
       
  • Phase Two to include:
    • the extension of Auckland Road
    • the remaining new homes

Hoardings are due to be erected to make the site secure during Summer 2020. Work is likely to start on site in February 2021 following delays due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Work is scheduled for completion in 2027.

Keeping you informed

Taylor Wimpey held a drop-in session on Monday 9 September 2019 in the Community Room, The Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY, where residents were able to see the final plans before a planning application was submitted during November 2019. See the final proposals.

Taylor Wimpey hosted a drop-in session on Monday 3 June 2019, where residents were able to see how their comments from the public consultation had led to changes in the proposed development and made their views known on the new proposals.

Taylor Wimpey hosted a drop-in session on Monday 4 February 2019 in the Community Room, The Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY, where residents saw the initial ideas for the site and made their views known on the proposals.

The consultation continued online until Friday 29 March 2019.

A drop-in session was held on Monday 3 June 2019, 12.30pm to 8pm in the Community Room, The Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, E10 5JY.

Residents were able to see how their comments from the previous public consultation have led to changes in the proposed development and make their views known on the new proposals.

See how comments from the public consultation have led to changes

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Further details

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More information is available from:

  • Waltham Forest Council’s Regeneration Programme Manager, Mark Adams
  • Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown.