Walthamstow stadium gets new purpose as greyhounds make way for new homes

The home of British greyhound racing is to be replaced by hundreds of new homes in controversial new plans.

The iconic Walthamstow greyhound stadium is to make way for a new development, which is being led by London and Quadrant (L&Q) and designed by architects Conran and Partners.

The scheme will see 301 new homes, a nursery, green spaces and community facilities replace the Walthamstow stadium in East London, which closed in August 2008.

L+Q’s plans have received opposition from local residents over the proposals, as they want to see the former home of dog racing restored to its former glory. The plans have been amended to appease the residents, and they are reported to be on board with the proposals.

This was confirmed by L+Q’s Mike Johnson, who said: “The results from the most recent completed comments cards following the public exhibition and consultation in March show that 58% of respondents liked our proposals.”

This project will likely create construction jobs for contractors living in or around the London area.

Walthamstow greyhound stadium was arguably London’s top greyhound stadium and was around for over 70 years, opening in 1933 and closing three years ago.



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Posted on June 7, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, plumbing jobs, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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