Bradwell Street Open Day

Posted on Monday 9th November 2015

On Saturday 7 November, 2015 Tower Hamlets Homes (THH), in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) and the Greater London Authority (GLA), celebrated the creation of a number of new homes and the opening of a new community centre in Bethnal Green.

The ambitious project was delivered thanks to generous funding by LBTH and the GLA, who contributed £2,698,000 and £360,000 respectively.

The project was developed through consultation with local people who attended a lively open day which included tours of the new community centre and site at Bradwell Street, refreshments and activities for children, including face painting, henna and bouncy castle.

Bradwell Street is THH’s first development of new homes in the borough. The project has delivered much-needed new housing including 9 x four bedroom houses (three with disability adaptions), 3 x two bedroom flats and a brand new community centre.

The development is a major boost for the local neighbourhood and has been completed by Bugler construction.

Les Warren, Finance Director at Tower Hamlets Homes said:
“We’re proud to have worked with the council, and the GLA to deliver high quality housing; providing homes for residents with additional needs is a key priority for any housing provider – and we’re so pleased to see the positive impact this has already had on our residents’ lives."

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said:
 “I was delighted to be asked to officially open the new community centre which will provide a fantastic facility for existing and new residents to the area. 

“The new houses and flats at Bradwell Street will make wonderful new homes for families. In particular, I know that the bespoke homes for people with disabilities will transform the lives of residents and their families and provide a house which they can truly call home.”

Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Land said:
Boosting house building in ways that are tailored to the needs of the community is vitally important and I am delighted that this new development will provide more affordable homes particularly for families in Tower Hamlets. This is one of the many schemes we are funding through the Mayor of London’s Housing Covenant, which is providing thousands of much-needed brand new homes for hardworking people.”

All of the properties at Bradwell Street are let at an affordable rent, supporting local people to live, work and contribute to their neighbourhoods.

In addition to delivering much needed housing, the project has provided new community facilities and an improved play area for residents living in the borough.

 

Watch this short film about the families, colleagues and partners involved in the Bradwell Street development

Posted on Monday 9th November 2015