The Leven Road Gasworks scheme will provide up to 2,800 new homes, commercial space, a riverside park, a riverside walk with access to the River Lea and land for a new secondary school.

The scheme is situated next to Leven Road on the Aberfeldy estate, on the old gas works site. Its location is significant to Poplar HARCA as it will strengthen our housing presence in the Aberfeldy area, and provide exciting infrastructure opportunities. The scheme will transform connectivity and open up Poplar HARCA’s long-held dream of the River Lea Riverside Walk.

St William LLP are leading the development. Poplar HARCA has secured 219 affordable homes within the scheme.

Features of the scheme include:

  • New homes: Poplar HARCA has secured 219 of the new homes; 123 affordable rent and 96 shared ownership.
  • Riverside park: A new 1-hectare park will feature green spaces, children’s play areas, extensive tree planting and a range of spaces for recreation and relaxation.
  • Commercial space
  • Riverside walk: Providing access to the River Lea.
  • Secondary school

Works are currently taking place on site and are expected to be completed in late 2024.

219 affordable homes

Secondary school

Green spaces

Commercial space

Access to the River Lea

1-hectare riverside park

Project Timeline

Design & Consultation

We are having conversations with local residents, businesses and the wider community to get their feedback, and initial designs ideas are being developed.

In Planning

A planning application has been submitted to the local authority to decide whether the scheme can go ahead.

Planning Approved

The planning application for this scheme has been approved by the local authority.


Contractors and design teams are being selected.

On Site

Works are in progress.


Works are complete.