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Custom House Regeneration Study

2016–2017
Newham

Client London Borough of Newham

Site area 160 ha
Individual sites 17.5 ha

Number of homes 4,500

Homes per hectare 257

Local authority London Borough of Newham

Being driven by a new Elizabeth Line Station, Custom House in Newham has the capacity for both higher densities and a higher quality environment. PTE led a team, including Urban Movement and GVA Grimley, in preparing a Regeneration Study to set a benchmark for urban design and assist the borough in selecting development partners.

The study is in three parts: a Baseline Report, analysing the site and planning policy; a Capacity Study, encompassing an urban design framework for the area and masterplans across nine individual sites; and finally an Interchange and Public Realm Study, promoting way-finding and placemaking. The urban design framework proposes a new local centre, alongside 4,500 homes (in mainly mid-rise buildings), realigned streets, new parks and a new station interchange and square at Custom House.

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