Plans to build 500 homes on the town hall campus will be delivered by leading developer Countryside, the council has announced.

Waltham Forest Council plans to transform the current town hall campus as part of a two-phase development.

Countryside has been selected as the delivery partner for phase two of the development, which includes the building of approximately 500 homes on the campus and Willow House sites, landscaping, and the construction of a brand-new civic building.

The council has pledged 50 per cent of the new homes will be affordable.

Phase one of the redevelopment was approved in October 2019, with work beginning on pedestrianising the area around the fountain, replacing it with a water jet feature, as well as renovation of the Grade-II listed Town Hall interior.

Cllr Simon Miller, cabinet member for economic growth and housing development, says: “With phase one well under way, we are delighted to announce that Countryside are partnering with us to deliver the second phase of this ambitious plan to create a brand new neighbourhood in the centre of our fantastic borough.”

“This is an incredible opportunity to build genuinely affordable housing with 50 per cent affordable for local residents, and to breathe new life into the town hall campus, ensuring it is an open and welcoming destination for all.”

Robert Wilkinson, managing director, partnerships south (east), Countryside, added: “We are thrilled to have been appointed by the council on such a prestigious project in the heart of the borough. Having worked in Waltham Forest since 2013, we have a deep understanding of the area’s heritage and will ensure the homes and amenities reflect the local need. At Countryside, our ethos is built up on not just building high-quality homes but cultivating sustainable communities for future generations.”