Three areas of brownfield land in Enfield were separately acquired by GLE under its joint venture arrangement with the London Development Agency. The B1/B8 scheme was developed in three phases, comprising overall some 180,000 square feet. The 19 smaller units in the initial phase and 12 large units in the other two phases were all constructed for freehold sale; 10 of the larger units being initially earmarked for businesses displaced by the development of the 2012 Olympic site.

There were various environmental considerations. Some areas of the land had been subject to heavy industrial use; others had a knotweed problem. The various contractual arrangements committed GLE to restore the riverbank, provide a publicly-accessible riverside walk to connect to a new bridge partly located on the land, preserve habitat for bats and nesting redstarts and build a new road for public adoption.