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 A view of the landscape from one of the homes at Coronation Square

New development Coronation Square welcomes first residents

Published: 15 December 2022
Filed under: regeneration

The first residents have started to move into their new homes at Coronation Square, Leyton, this week. This marks huge a milestone for the project, a partnership between Waltham Forest Council and developer Taylor Wimpey.  

Just a stone’s throw from the Breyer Group Stadium where Leyton Orient FC play, Coronation Square will provide 750 new homes, with fifty per cent of them being affordable, responding to Waltham Forest’s housing need. 

The development will also include a District Heating Network, a new health hub, a pre-school nursery, and an enhanced indoor sports and leisure centre with community facilities. A new attractive public square and cultural space will be created called ‘Market Square’ and will feature a fountain surrounded by commercial space for shops and businesses, forming in effect, a new town centre.

Construction began in May 2021 and phase one of the development is due to complete in 2024. Following the opening of a new leisure centre, Phase two will see the existing Score Centre demolished, and construction will begin in 2024 and is due to be completed in late 2026. 

Waltham Forest resident Boyan, is moving into his first home at Coronation Square. He said: “I moved to Leytonstone two and a half years ago and I grew to love east London a lot, particularly Waltham Forest. I’ve just bought a flat in Coronation Square and I chose it because of the location, the whole of east London is expanding and the upcoming area in my opinion is Leyton, because of the construction that’s happening at the moment. The Tube station is five to seven minutes away from my new flat, you’ve got all the restaurants, new shops, and international shops too which helps me. I work in Stratford too so it’s very easy for me to commute and that’s another reason why I chose to be here.” 

 

Councillor Ahsan Khan views the Coronation Square development

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Councilor Ashan Khan looking out of a window at views of the new Coronation Square development

Councillor Ahsan Khan, Deputy Leader for Waltham Forest Council and Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, recently visited Coronation Square to view the new homes. He said: “Seeing the new homes at Coronation Square and meeting residents who are moving in soon shows that this will be an amazing place and a catalyst for much needed growth in this part of the borough. Not only is Coronation Square providing excellent, energy efficient and affordable housing for Waltham Forest residents, but it’s also creating great work opportunities for local people. This is just the beginning of a new town centre where people can access everything they need in the neighbourhood within 15 minutes.” 

Alex Greaves, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey London, said: "It's really exciting to see our first customers preparing to move into Coronation Square. 

 "This is a major regeneration project that will bring much more than new homes to Leyton. With a vibrant market square that will become the heart of the new community, we expect to see new and existing Leyton residents enjoying the development for many years to come." 

Read about the Coronation Square development on the Waltham Forest Council website.