Improving Marlowe Road


To create a better Walthamstow for you and your family to live in, Waltham Forest Council is regenerating Marlowe Road Estate.

This will happen over the next few years and involves:

  • Demolishing the existing buildings, except for Northwood Tower
  • Building 430 new homes for social rent and private sale
  • Improving the landscaping, green spaces and play areas
  • Providing more commercial spaces on the improved development north of Wood Street Station
  • New Energy Centre and extension of the low-carbon decentralised heat network - The Council recently won a bid for £1 million of funding to support this extension

All council tenants affected by the regeneration have been given right to return. They will be given ‘decant status’ meaning they’ll get priority bidding if they want to move out of the estate.

Leaseholders can now negotiate with the council to sell their properties back at the current market value.

Also, generous compensation packages are available to those who qualify.

Key milestones Click to get info

Planning approval obtained by Countryside Properties subject to conditions

November 2015

Starting work on site

March 2016

Planned closure of playground (to be relocated for two years opposite the Lord Brooke pub)

Spring 2016

Temporary play area opens

Mid February 2017

Permanent closure of car parks

Anticipate Date end of January 2017

Building starts on phase 1a (plaza area)

Spring 2017

First phase completion (where residents wishing to stay will be rehoused)

Autumn 2018

Planned completion date

September 2021


To see what the Marlowe Road project will finally look like, you can view the exhibition boards which were first shown at the public consultation event.

Download the consultation boards here (5.1Mb PDF)

*Please note that the final scheme designs have been modified and designs displayed within the consultation boards are no longer the final designs for the scheme.

This group discusses proposals for the regeneration of Marlowe Road Estate. It’s made up of tenants, leaseholders and officers from the council and Waltham Forest Housing with Countryside Properties staff in regular attendance.

You can read the minutes of the meetings here:

Community newsletters Click to get info

The Council sends out regular newsletters to residents which include; updates and news of the development, decanting information and useful contacts.

You can read the newsletters:

Contact us Click to get info

The team at the project shop can give you information about what’s happening and assist you with any queries you have about decanting and bidding for new properties.

Come in. We’re located at 168 Marlowe Road (the site of the old police station) and also have information about the proposed development by Countryside.

The current opening times are:

  • Monday morning 9am-1pm

For information please contact

  • Jacqueline Franklin on 020 8496 5162 about decanting and bidding
  • Michelle Carroll on 0208 496 3000 about bidding and allocations
  • Andrew Ochia on 020 8496 5547 about the development proposals
  • Meera Kumar on 020 8496 5592 about the development proposals
  • Paul Disbury on 020 8496 8072 about commercial property queries