CBRE Borough Guide 2017: Waltham Forest


The borough is aiming to deliver a significant number of new homes in the coming years. Specifically, the area in the south of the borough at Blackhorse Lane is earmarked for substantial investment. It will retain its original industrial character within a new mixed-use development. The area has capacity to deliver 2,600 new homes and 1,000 new jobs by 2025.

Lea Bridge and Leyton, located to the north of the Olympic Park, are also key development areas in Waltham Forest. The borough aims to deliver 4,000 new homes and 300,000 sq m of business space. The borough is also investing in transport infrastructure and is part of the innovative ‘Mini Holland’ programme. This is being funded by Transport for London and aims to transform the borough’s streets fit for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike.



Good to know:

  • Waltham Forest was one of the six London boroughs that hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • It had the strongest house price growth over the past five years.
  • The first powered flight by a wholly British built and designed aircraft (the Roe I Triplane) took place at Walthamstow Marches in 1909. The pilot and designer, AV Roe, would go on to found the AVRO aircraft company.