Workspace that Works: Hackney Wick and Fish Island visit

Hackney Wick and Fish Island (HWFI) have the highest density of artists’ workspace in the UK, and are expected to provide a significant amount of the employment space in the Olympic Park area. Situated along the River Lea and adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the areas are in neighbouring boroughs (Hackney and Tower Hamlets), and since … [Read more...]

The role of Build to Rent in London’s Housing Mix

Build to Rent – purpose-built development for the rental market – is picking up speed and attracting investment in London. While it has the potential to provide a much-needed boost to supply, local authorities and their housing association partners need to ensure that new housing developments meet local need. On 27 July, Future of London brought … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Build to Rent: Aberfeldy Village visit

With a delivery target of over 3,900 homes per annum to 2025, LB Tower Hamlets has an ambitious housing growth strategy, of which Build to Rent is a key component. On 6 July, Future of London organised a field trip to Aberfeldy Village, a major estate regeneration scheme in Poplar, with a significant Build to Rent element. With the majority of … [Read more...]

Housing Zones: Poplar Riverside

As part of our project looking at the progress of London’s Housing Zones, we’ll be posting profiles of some of the zones to show what’s being done to speed up housing delivery in the Capital and to showcase some of the diverse approaches being taken in different areas. To find out more about this project or to get involved, email … [Read more...]

Chrisp Street market key to regeneration in Poplar

Chrisp Street market in Poplar (LB Tower Hamlets) is a long-running food and convenience goods market which is being used to anchor regeneration plans in the wider area. On 24th September, we visited the area as part of our Communities in Transition series, to see how the market is being used to deliver regeneration programmes and hear about how … [Read more...]

Life science sector drives regeneration in Whitechapel

On 28th May, Future of London visited Whitechapel as part of our Communities in Transition field trip series, to hear about the impact of the life sciences sector in the area and broader plans for regeneration and development. Just outside the eastern fringe of the City of London, Whitechapel is a thriving area in its own right. A … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Whitechapel

Our second Communities in Transition field trip of 2015 will be to Whitechapel on 28th May, to see how the healthcare and life sciences sector is driving development in the area. This expanded event will include presentations from project stakeholders, including LB Tower Hamlets, Queen Mary University of London and the GLA. Science and … [Read more...]

FLL visits London’s first Community Land Trust

On December 17th, candidates on Round 6 of our Future London Leaders programme took part in a site visit to St Clement’s Hospital in LB Tower Hamlets to hear about this unique development from representatives of the Mayor of London, East London Community Land Trust and Linden Homes. St Clement’s began life in the mid-nineteenth century as the … [Read more...]

Site Visit Report: Blackwall & Ocean Estate

Yesterday Future of London took the opportunity to visit two transformational regeneration schemes in Tower Hamlets. Blackwall Reach regeneration area covers 8.5 hectares of mainly public land just north of Blackwell DLR Station, west of the Blackwell Tunnel Approach and east of Poplar. Tower Hamlets have set up a joint venture with the HCA and … [Read more...]

Ocean Estate and The Blackwall Reach

The next half-day FoL Major Project Site Visit takes us to the Ocean Estate & The Blackwall Reach projects, LB Tower Hamlets, on Wednesday 15 December. The £222million Ocean Estate scheme will bring transformational change to one of the most deprived estates in the UK. 819 residential dwellings will be developed on the Ocean Estate, … [Read more...]