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A brand-new multi-use games area (MUGA) launches at Feature17 in the heart of Walthamstow

Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, have officially unveiled the multi-use games area (MUGA) at Feature17, the £190m-regeneration scheme of the 50-year-old Marlowe Road estate in Walthamstow.

The opening was attended by Cllr Louise Mitchell, Cllr Simon Miller and Stuart Murray from Waltham Forest Council and Mike Woolliscroft, Chief Executive Partnerships South, Daniel Layton, Managing Director of Partnerships North London, and Dan Kelly, Construction Director from Countryside.

With the health and wellbeing of the community a priority of the scheme, the MUGA is a 345 sq m, floodlit multi-use play park offering space for a range of sports including basketball and football for all ages and abilities. The area is split into three to target different age groups: a fixed play area with equipment for 10 years and above, along with a large toddler play area and exercise gym equipment for all ages.

Feature17 is already an established community with a number of residents calling it home. We recently launched Scene 2, comprising of 98 stylish one, two and three-bedroom apartments across three blocks where distinctive architecture meets landscaped, open spaces and play parks

Cllr Simon Miller, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Waltham Forest Council, said:

Our Public Service Strategy underlines the need to keep developing our borough so that every one of our residents can easily access what they need to live a fulfilling and healthy life within their local area. This multi-use game area as part of the Feature17 development is a high quality space that can help foster a more local healthy and sustainable way of life that many residents are calling for.”

Daniel Layton, Managing Director, Partnerships North London, Countryside, said: “Having worked closely with Waltham Forest Council, it is great that we can finally open the multi-use play area at Feature17. This is another key milestone in the development journey as residents can now make the most of the facilities on their doorstep. The challenges of the past year have really highlighted the importance of being part of a community and the need for outdoor space – and this is a timely addition for the residents.”