East Thames has been developing homes in east London and Essex for three decades. Some of our more recent developments include:
Grand Union Place, Stepney
Grand Union Place is a canal-side residential development comprising 524 homes of different types and tenures supporting households of different sizes, ages and incomes. The different tenure types have been mixed floor by floor, door by door, so that across the development there is a mix of social rented accommodation, and homes that are fully or part-owned (through part-buy, part rent), with the different tenures indistinguishable. Completed in 2008/09, the homes range from one to six bedrooms, helping to address the shortage of family-sized homes in the area and the problem of overcrowding. The regeneration of the area was recognised at the 2009 Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing UK Housing Awards.
Curwen Apartments, Plaistow
Reducing anti-social behaviour was a focus when we transformed a 1950s low-rise estate in Plaistow to build the Curwen Apartments. These energy efficient homes balance the need for higher density housing with high quality design. Curwen Apartments was shortlisted for a Housing Design Award and the 100 one to four bedroom apartments were available for local people, first time buyers and key workers. Our partner on this project was Wates Living Space.
Taylor Place, Bow
Located on the edge of the Olympic Park, this development of 158 one and two bedroom apartments was opened at the end of 2008. Located on the site of a former chocolate factory, this mixed residential and commercial development also features studios for local artists, film makers and designers. This was one of the first developments to offer residents the chance to ‘Rent Now, Buy Later’.
Paper Mill Place, Walthamstow
Built on the site of a former paper mill, Paper Mill Place is part of a new scheme that will provide a broad tenure mix of private sale, shared ownership and market rental homes. The design of the scheme features private gardens for the houses and balconies for the majority of flats above the first floor. The first phase of homes have recently been let to residents, with additional phases still to come.
The scheme is a partnership between East Thames, London & Quadrant Group, Telford Homes and Waltham Forest Council.
The site on Romford`s Crow Lane was previously used for waste storage and transfer. East Thames transformed the site into a vibrant community of 78 one, two and three bedroom family homes.
The development includes 39 socially rented homes and 39 homes with affordable ownership options. Construction has recently finished and new residents will moving in 2012.