The Watkin Jones Group is bringing forward exciting proposals for new high-quality workspace and purpose built managed student homes on the former Jewson site on Grove Crescent Road.
We want to help fulfil London’s requirement for student homes while delivering wider benefits for the local community through new workspace, better landscaping and an economic boost for the area.
Our vision is to provide a more attractive, healthy and welcoming environment along Grove Crescent Road and The Grove by enhancing the street scene and bringing more activation at ground floor level. We also want to improve the offer for local independent businesses and provide a much-needed economic boost for the area.
Following a successful period of public consultation in which we have shared our vision and heard your feedback on our proposals, we have now formally submitted the proposals as a planning application to Newham Council. You can find the application and submit any comments you may have by searching for application number 21/02975/FUL via Newham Council’s planning portal.
If you still wish to speak to a member of the team, please get in touch via the details listed at the bottom of this page.
Meet the team
As part of our consultation, we have hosted both in-person and virtual events which introduced the team, shared our proposals, and allowed local people to provide feedback and have their questions answered. The feedback received during these events was both helpful and positive, and this will be reflected as much as possible in our proposals.
If you are a member of a local organisation or you own your own business locally and you would like to speak to us, please get in touch using the contact form on this website or the contact details below and we would be happy to speak with you.
Visit us in person
When: Saturday 16 October 2021
Meet us virtually
When: Tuesday 19 October 2021
Where: Zoom, click here to register to attend.
The site is located on Grove Crescent Road and was previously occupied by Jewson builders’ merchants before it elected to close this store earlier this year.
It is very well connected to public transport, only a short four-minute walk to Crossrail and Maryland station and also well located to a number of local universities and higher education providers in the borough.
There are also a number of shops and local amenities nearby and we hope to add to the existing street scene by activating the ground floor with the provision of creative workspaces along Grove Crescent Road and The Grove, providing a more attractive and safer environment for existing and new residents.