Limmo Peninsula is located on the banks of the River Lea, south of Canning Town Station and north of The O2 across the River Thames. Three major roads surround the site including, the Lower Lea Crossing to the south, Silvertown Way to the east and Newham Way to the north.
Two new developments lie on the opposite side of the River Lea to Limmo Peninsula; City Island and Good Luck Hope (both by Ballymore). The east of the site is bordered by the railway tracks that serve the DLR & Jubilee Line, which sit between the site and the new neighbouring development at Brunel Street Works (Linden Homes).
Currently, the Limmo Peninsula site is a Crossrail works site and is inaccessible to the local community. The site has been identified as a Strategic Site for development
in the London Borough of Newham’s Local Plan for high quality accessible open space, enabled by residential development.
Connected Living London, the joint partnership between TfL and Grainger, see a great opportunity to open up the site through the provision of new green spaces, links to the River Lea and existing transport hubs and provision of much needed new housing for Newham.
The site is being redeveloped as part of a Build to Rent scheme. Build to Rent homes are built with specific need of renters in mind, improving the overall quality of housing stock in the private rented sector, ensuring a commitment to and investment in the placemaking of sites, and providing professional services such as on-site management.