Taylor Wimpey to tear down half-built £48m Hackney Wick scheme

Grant Prior 6 days ago
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Taylor Wimpey is preparing to demolish a half-built development of 148 flats in east London after “a potential structural issue” was discovered in the concrete frame.

How the scheme will look on completion
How the scheme will look on completion

Construction work was halted last year on The Factory scheme in Hackney Wick which was granted planning permission in 2019.

The £48m mixed-use scheme is designed to reach seven storeys across the site near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: “Following the discovery of a potential structural issue, identified as part of a routine check during the early stages of construction at our development in Monier Road, Hackney Wick, we have taken the decision to demolish the existing concrete structures and rebuild.

“Health and safety is our top priority and this decision has been carefully and thoroughly considered after close consultation with independent structural engineers.

“We are currently finalising a demolition strategy and timeline, and are in the process of communicating with local residents and businesses about our proposals.”

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