Regeneration: Lea Bridge Gasworks, Clementina Road, Leyton

Lee Bridge Plan


In 1853 gas production started in Lea Bridge on land accessed from Clementina Road. Further gasholders were built in 1922 and 1962. In 2012 the gasholders were taken out of use and were demolished in 2019.

The former Lea Bridge Gasworks to the south of Clementina Road presents an opportunity for new high quality homes to be delivered on a brownfield site located close to public transport and cycle routes. The former Gasworks is largely vacant and is not publicly accessible. The site is next to a mixture of residential streets, industrial warehouses and playing fields, and is currently accessed directly from Clementina Road.

What is planned for the site?

On this site St William is planning to provide

  • Around 550 new homes

  • Communal gardens and play space

  • Walking and cycling routes to the Marshes and Lea Valley Regional Park

  • Retaining mature trees to provide a backdrop for the communal areas

  • New tree planting and landscaping

  • Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS)

Find out about details of the scheme and give your feedback online before the deadline of Monday 5 August 2019

Find out more details of the scheme and background to the proposal. 

Who will do the work?

St William is a joint venture between the Berkeley Group and National Grid.
It was formed to unlock some of the most technically complex regeneration sites at the heart of communities across London and the South of England, creating homes for everyone.

What happens when?

  • July 2019 Resident drop-in engagement events
  • August 2019 Feedback reviewed
  • Autumn 20219 Resident drop-in engagement events
  • December 2019 Planning application submitted to Waltham Forest Council, statutory period for
  • Representations
  • Spring 2020 Expected decision from Waltham Forest Council


Two resident engagement meetings were held at Lea Bridge Library, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7HU on Thursday 18 July and Saturday 20 July.

Keeping you informed

You can sign up to receive the Clementina Road Gasworks email newsletter 

• Email St William
• Email Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown