Britannia Music Site

Ilford, London

The Britannia Music Site is a mixed use development in Ilford, near the train station and close to the North Circular Road, and is a landmark site for Redbridge Council. The project has evolved over 6 years, and has undergone various amendments and planning permissions.

The scheme comprises 354 residential units and an area of commercial space across four blocks.

The tenures are split across the blocks:
• Block A: 9 storeys – 55 private sale units, 20 shared ownership units
• Block B: 9 storeys – 73 affordable rent units
• Block C: Part 10, part 13 storeys – 90 units purchased by M&G group for PRS
• Block D: 23 storeys – 116 units purchased by M&G group for PRS

In addition, there is a commercial unit below block C, an energy centre below block A, a podium at first-floor level across the majority of the site, and car parking across the site beneath the podium.

The scheme is being delivered through a contractual Joint Venture using a Freehold Purchase Agreement which combines a developer, contractor, institutional investor and a housing association. As a result, there are a number of contractual agreements including a JCT Build Contract, a Development Lease Agreement and a development agreement. These agreements have differing contractual arrangements while being intrinsically linked to the building contract.

calfordseaden has been appointed to provide project management services to the JV parties to assist in administration of their obligations as well as to provide a reporting function to the JV and to funders. We are also acting as employer’s agent on the construction contract.