Boroughs | Redbridge




Map Key

  • Investment Opportunities
  • Opportunity Areas
  • Area of Intensification
  • Central activity Zone

Town Centres

  • International or metropolitan
  • Major
  • District
  • Borough Boundary
  • Green Belt
  • Metropolitan open land / Other open spaces
  • Rail station
  • Railway track
  • Foreshore
  • Water

Investment Opportunities

  1. Sainsbury’s, Ilford
  2. One Goodmayes, Ilford

Investment Opportunities

Sainsbury’s, Ilford

Sainsbury’s, Ilford

Area name: Sainsbury’s, 55 Roden Street, Ilford, IG1 2AA

Area postcode: IG1 2AA

Project Owner: Sainsbury’s / Telford Homes

Planning status: Approved Planning Committee January 2024 – awaiting Stage 2 GLA referral.
Completion date: 2028/9

Overview: Mixed-use development with 860 residential units, 467 student bedrooms, reprovision of Sainsbury’s store with additional Class E retail and community space.

  • Residential led, mixed use redevelopment of the existing underutilised brownfield site;
  • A mixture of new build to rent dwellings, affordable housing and purpose built student accommodation alongside new commercial and community spaces;
  • A new public park at the heart of the site;
  • An opportunity for new public realm and meanwhile uses adding to an existing thriving community within Ilford.

One Goodmayes, Ilford

One Goodmayes, Ilford

Area Name: One Goodmayes, 706-720 High Road, Goodmayes, Ilford

Area postcode: IG3 8RS

Project Owner: Fairview New Homes

Planning status: Planning Permission approved 21 April 2022 after Planning Committee 22 July 2021

Completion date: Early 2027

Overview: 568 flats in scheme of 7 to 20 storeys with 35% affordable homes with public piazza and 1,342 sqm of commercial floorspace inc sustainable transport hub and allotments within landscaping for site.


  • Scheme detailed by Stockwool Architects containing 35% affordable flats by habitable room, mostly London Affordable Rent.
  • New public square, with free drinking water, surrounded by active uses. A car club accessible to disabled users.  Over 1,000 bicycle storage spaces for residents.

Scheme will provide roof terraces, gardens and allotment spaces for local residents. Air source heat pumps will help lower carbon emissions to 61% below building regulations standards.

Redbridge is an outer London borough with a culturally rich and diverse community, acknowledged as a great place to live, with high-performing schools, high-quality green spaces, sports facilities and excellent public transport networks along with relatively affordable housing. The borough is experiencing significant population growth, with five key growth areas identified to deliver a range of new housing, and commercial and social infrastructure. Building on these strengths and opportunities, regeneration will be the key driver for growth in the borough ensuring that the benefits will reach all our communities. We will accommodate our growing population, energise our town centres, support our micro businesses in establishing and growing, create better and healthier places and tackle the root causes of social challenges.


Population projections 2021 310,300

Population projections 2050 383,773


London plan new homes (ten-year target) 14,090

Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 500

  • Fourth fastest growing borough in the country and the third most diverse borough in England and Wales, with a high percentage of the population (64.5 per cent) coming from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Around 92 per cent of all active enterprises in Redbridge are classed as micro-businesses.
  • 40.6 per cent of the borough is made up of greenspace.

Sharon Strutt, Head of Regeneration  (

“We aim to capitalise on the exciting developments and opportunities happening in the borough, most notable being Crossrail and the associated station developments. With excellent transport links, regeneration plans being implemented in Ilford and growth plans across the borough, we aim to boost our local economy and make Redbridge the ideal place for inclusive growth, enterprise, and for businesses to start, stay and grow.”

  • Transforming our town centres: we will harness the benefits of regeneration and growth in our town centres, making them healthy, safe, prosperous, well-managed and accessible for all. They will celebrate our diverse community by bringing together cultural, leisure and economic opportunities.
  • Creating the right environment for enterprise: we will support businesses to start, stay and grow in the borough, maximising the benefits of our strategic east London location for inward investment and building a strong and sustainable local economy that delivers for local communities.
  • Building new homes for all: we will support the delivery of new homes to meet the needs of our growing community; championing innovative ways to harness the economic benefits of housing growth to support our local residents and businesses.
  • Ensuring everyone shares in our prosperity: we will ensure that local people have better access to employment, skill development and apprenticeships to prepare them for the opportunities generated through investment in regeneration and growth.
  • Enabling high quality spaces and place: we will ensure the delivery of essential physical, social and community infrastructures for our growing population. Our residents will have access to high quality spaces and places that promote civic pride, healthy lifestyles and a sense of wellbeing.