Construction work has commenced on the third and final phase of a major new residential scheme in east London.

Henry Construction has secured the £74 million contract to deliver the last part of the Leaside Lock scheme for the Guinness Partnership, which when completed will feature 965 new apartments, all delivered by Henry, Construction Enquirer reports

The final part includes 321 properties including one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with these being built in three blocks of between 11 and 14 storeys, plus six townhouses. This followed the construction of 491 properties in the first phase and 401 in the second.

A key feature of the new development will be energy efficiency, with a combined heat and power system being complemented by photovoltaic panels to generate electricity on-site.  

Construction director at the Guinness Partnership Julian Howarth said: “We are pleased to be continuing to work with our construction partner Henry Construction in delivering much needed new homes in East London, which will make a huge difference to the community.”

Director at Henry Construction Joe Bonner listed a number of firms, including builders’ merchants in London, that the firm had “partnered well with” so far on the scheme.

Located in Bromley-by-Bow on the banks of the River Lea, the development describes itself as offering “west end sophistication” in the East End.  Residents can easily access the Tube network via Bromley-by-Bow Tube station, which is served by the District and Hammersmith & City lines. It also lies just south of the London Olympic Park and the new developments in Stratford.

Other projects Henry is working on in London include Taberner House in Croydon, a development of four blocks of between 12 and 38 storeys with a combined total of 514 units, the 239-home Chesterfield House scheme spread across two towers in Wembley and the 53-room Guardsman Hotel in Victoria.