This is the brand new look for Valentines House, currently a largely vacant 1970s office block and soon to be a refurbished residential block of spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments designed by world famous architect Sir Terry Farrell.
With the new look also comes a new name. The Horizon building, as it’s soon to be called, will be fully refurbished and remodeled, providing 122 homes, a communal balcony on the roof, 16,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor and a new ticket hall for the adjacent Crossrail station.
Planning consent and construction finance have been secured and we have also entered into an agreement with IP Global for the sale of all 122 residential units paving the way for construction to start on site in the new year.
Redbridge Council, the local authority, has ambitious plans for Ilford town centre and is expecting to attract £1bn of investment over the next 6 years into its high street and the area around the train station. The Horizon Building is part of the first wave of development and will play a key role in the wider regeneration of Ilford.
We are due to complete construction in Q4 2017 just months before the opening of Crossrail at Ilford station, which will see journey times from Ilford to Liverpool Street cut to just 17 minutes.