The site

The proposed development is at Naseberry Court, Merriams Way, Highams Park.

The site currently comprises a former NHS mental health facility which closed down in April 2014 after the North East London NHS Foundation Trust restructured to provide the services elsewhere. The NHS Foundation Trust received outline planning consent for the demolition of the existing buildings and structures, and the erection of up to 48 residential units, with associated public realm, landscaping, roads and car parking in August 2017.

You can also view our context analysis of the site here.

The proposals

Fairview’s plans seek to enhance the site with a residential development including:

  • 119 residential apartments (including one, two and three-bedroom apartments)
  • 35% provision of affordable housing by habitable room, to meet local need;
  • Around 60% of the housing will be either 2 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms, providing much-needed family housing;
  • Much of the development will be in two shades of brick, in keeping with the local architecture;
  • 66 car parking spaces for residents, including wheelchair accessible, car club and electric vehicle charging spaces;
  • The development also provides 212 cycle spaces for residents and 4 for visitors, thereby compliant with the current and emerging London Plan policies;
  • A new play area, communal garden and extensive landscaping; and
  • Approximately 2,730sqm of the site will be available for communal amenity space.

You can view more information in our display boards from the public exhibition, available here.