Major planning consent at Uplands Business Park
Concilio supported BlackRock and NEAT by undertaking all consultation for the proposals

Over a two-and-a-half-year period Concilio provided community and stakeholder engagement for BlackRock and NEAT in support of the development plans for the Uplands Business Park.

The plans represent a £650m investment in the Blackhorse Lane area and will see the delivery of up to 1,800 new homes alongside 33,000 sq m of new, stacked industrial units. The scheme will build on the existing, successful creative and commercial offer of Blackhorse Lane, creating a larger Creative Enterprise Zone in a 15-minute neighbourhood, co-locating new homes with employment space in a sustainable location.

Youssef Kadiri from NEAT Developments commented:

“The plans for Uplands are the culmination of four years close partnership with Waltham Forest and the GLA. This is a truly imaginative and forward-thinking scheme. It sets a lot of precedents for best-in-class development in brown field locations, and will set a benchmark for better land use for years to come”.

The vision from BlackRock Real Assets and NEAT Developments will connect industry to culture and homes:

  • New, innovative stacked industrial buildings will be introduced alongside space for business start-ups, seeing an increase on the current industrial floorspace from 29,000 sq m to 33,000 sq m;
  • The 1,800 homes will be co-located with the stacked industrial, ensuring the creation of a true 15-minute neighbourhood;
  • New shops, restaurants, cafes, outdoor markets and a new Wetlands Waterside Park, opening the site up for the first time to the adjacent Walthamstow Wetlands.