A group of students from Texas A&M University were shown around a Walthamstow housing project today

Texan students visit £50m housing site

American students visit £50m housing site

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Students from one of America’s biggest universities explored a Waltham Forest Housing project today.

The third year undergraduates from Texas A&M University were shown around what will be Banbury Park in Billet Road, Walthamstow.

During their visit the US students were told about how developers Circle Housing found sixteen air raid shelters from the Second World War on the site.

Bunkers were discovered while land was being cleared to make way for the £50m development.

The students have spent two weeks looking at a number of regeneration projects across London.

Banbury Park is being built on brownfield land, which previously housed a warehouse, industrial works and an electronics factory.

The concrete shelters have now been removed and building work has now started.The first properties will be ready by March 2015.

Circle Housing hopes to have built 400 homes in the borough by the same year.

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9:59pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

Knowing the Yanks, they will be bragging that they build bigger and better, faster and cheaper, because they are the US of A, and Blair is their friend of special relationship and will be asking 'Waddathecrazyhowthe
helldoweknowwhoisMil
liband?

'I was talking to myself, shut the door and come to bed'
Knowing the Yanks, they will be bragging that they build bigger and better, faster and cheaper, because they are the US of A, and Blair is their friend of special relationship and will be asking 'Waddathecrazyhowthe helldoweknowwhoisMil liband? 'I was talking to myself, shut the door and come to bed' Villagecranberry
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12:58am Fri 6 Jun 14

LakeBreeze says...

And yet, the funny thing is, they do. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.
And yet, the funny thing is, they do. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it. LakeBreeze
  • Score: 1

1:43am Fri 6 Jun 14

Nanki Poo says...

Credit on the writer for accentuating the 'Affordable'. :D
Credit on the writer for accentuating the 'Affordable'. :D Nanki Poo
  • Score: 0

10:09am Fri 6 Jun 14

everoptimistic says...

Can't see either Robbins or Loakes here. Don't say they have missed a photo opportunity for the Waltham Forest (not) News.
Can't see either Robbins or Loakes here. Don't say they have missed a photo opportunity for the Waltham Forest (not) News. everoptimistic
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