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  • JANUARY 15TH 2016

    L&Q joins Purfleet Centre Regeneration ltd as partner for billion pound Purfleet regeneration project

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    L&Q press release 6th January 2016

    L&Q joins Urban Catalyst as partner for billion pound Purfleet regeneration project

    One of London’s leading residential developers is set to invest £27m in the first phase of a major regeneration project in Purfleet, Essex.

    L&Q will become a partner of Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited (PCRL), chaired by Sir Tim Laurence, which is delivering approximately 2,500 home project on brownfield land. Led by Urban Catalyst, a regeneration and development specialist, the scheme will also feature a major media and movie hub, including several film stages, and production suites. L&Q’s involvement will bring with it extensive experience of placemaking and a track record of delivering high quality, award-winning homes.

    The master plan, which has been created for PCRL by architect Will Alsop, includes major enhancements to the surrounding landscape, with a new school and remodelled railway station.

    The centrepiece of the regeneration will be a new 600,000 square foot media village, which will be the first purpose-built film and TV studio complex of this type in the UK for fifty years. This is will be designed by this years Sterling Award winners AHMM.

    With the High House Production Park and the Royal Opera House Costume Centre in close proximity, the Quartermaster Studios is at the heart of the project’s vision to position Purfleet as an international creative hub, benefiting from excellent rail connections with London Fenchurch Street less than half an hour away.

    The nine-phase master plan will also see the regeneration of Purfleet’s town centre, providing shops and local leisure amenities such as a marina and oyster bar on the redeveloped waterfront. The scheme will also include new community facilities such as a primary school and a health centre, as well as an upgraded rail station and bridging of the railway to close the existing level crossing.

    The scheme, received cross-party approval by Thurrock Borough Council last summer. PCRL will now be going out for further local consultation on the master plan over the next six months.

    Jerome Geoghegan, Group Director of Development and Sales at L&Q, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major brownfield regeneration project that will create thousands of new homes accessible to a range of buyers and renters. We are delighted to be working with Urban Catalyst and, together with the plans for a new creative hub, this project will create major long-term social and economic benefits for the area.”

    Ken Dytor, managing director of Urban Catalyst and joint founder of PCRL said: “It has been a major coup to secure a market leader in residential development on board. Our number one focus is on creating a genuinely accessible and life-changing scheme, providing affordable homes for families and a mix of uses in a true sustainable environment. We have made connectivity and sustainability at the heart of our plans, and L&Q’s input and experience will be crucial to delivering Purfleet’s regeneration. The support of Thurrock Council in creating this scheme is creating a new standard in public private partnership."

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    For further information please contact: Taniem Mueen at L&Q on 07930952921, or Andrew Teacher at Blackstock on 07968 124545

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  • RELEASE JANUARY 15th 2016:

    Thurrock Council: Exciting plans for town

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    Exciting plans for town

    15 January 2016

    "Purfleet will be transformed," said Thurrock Council Leader, Cllr John Kent on Thursday (14 January) after the development agreement between the council and the Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL) was signed.

    The agreed proposals include around 2,500 homes, 600,000ft2 film and television studios, a new primary school, a new health centre, new shops, removing the level crossing and a brand new railway station.

    Cllr Kent said: "There has been an unbelievable amount of work which has gone into creating these plans both by the council and PCRL and their partners.

    "This is a really exciting time and over the next few years we will see Purfleet emerge as a wonderful new town centre with top-quality modern facilities.

    "And when I say exciting, I mean exciting for people who live and work here now, not just the newcomers. People living in Purfleet today will benefit from all the new facilities, including a new school, a health centre, new shops, and not having to wait at the level crossing to get in and out of town."

    The council's portfolio holder for regeneration, Cllr Richard Speight, added: "People often talk down our borough and our plans, but no more.

    "The development agreement has now been signed by all the parties, the legal processes are over and over 2016 we will see all the planning applications coming through and some remedial work being carried out.

    "But in 2017 the first phase will start to rise – and that includes the school, the health centre and the supermarket.

    "We will also see access to the Thames being opened up in this phase of the development as well as hundreds of riverside homes, new public squares, new streets, new pathways, new right of ways, and new publicly accessible open spaces."

    Ken Dytor, managing director of Urban Catalyst and joint founder of PCRL added: "Our number one focus is on creating a genuinely accessible and life-changing scheme, providing affordable homes for families and a mix of uses in a true sustainable environment.

    "The support of Thurrock Council in creating this scheme is creating a new standard in public private partnership."

    Cllr Kent said: "We have seen the new jobs being created at London Gateway and the Port of Tilbury; we have seen real improvements to Grays; we will see major and exciting changes at Lakeside and at the Thames Enterprise Park and, of course, we have created a thriving cultural hub at High House in Purfleet and now we can start setting out the timeline for bringing change to the rest of Purfleet."

     

    Source: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/news/purfleet-growth/exciting-plans-for-town

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  • Sketch Perspective - Phases 1-3 From The Air

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