First phase of £1bn Purfleet regeneration scheme gains approval
Waterman is delighted that the first tranche of works for the £1bn regeneration of Purfleet in Essex has received Reserved Matters Approval from Thurrock Council. Getting the scheme underway, ‘Sub-Zone 1A’ will deliver the first 61 residential units, with 1,000 scheduled for Phase 1 overall.
The wider regeneration will bring 2,850 new homes and a new town centre to Purfleet, incorporating a variety of retail and restaurant units along with a 93,000 m² film and TV studio complex. In addition, the community will benefit from a new school, a medical centre and other key community facilities.
With a view to maximise accessibility, the Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL) scheme, a joint venture between Urban Catalyst and Swan Housing Association, will focus on improving local infrastructure with an upgraded railway station and transport linkages with the neighbouring M25 motorway.
Our team supported the outline planning application with a variety of specialist reports and strategies, including flood risk assessment and drainage strategy, transport assessment, land quality and remediation strategy, landscape and visual impact study, historic environment assessment, arboriculture survey, civil engineering and highway design, also completing the environmental impact assessment. In addition, our building services engineers are exploring innovative measures to deliver an energy efficient district heating strategy, such as the use of heat pump technology.
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