The £3.7 billion Canning Town and Custom House regeneration project aims to transform the area physically, socially and economically creating a sustainable and cohesive community. Over the next 15 years more than 10,000 new and refurbished homes will be provided across all tenures, as well as creating vibrant town centres, more green spaces and many more choices and opportunities for both new and existing residents.
We will be undertaking the first phase of this important regeneration project in partnership with Newham Regeneration and Affinity Sutton. It will provide 649 new mixed-tenure homes, together with the reconstruction of Keir Hardie Primary School, community facilities and high quality open space.
A range of tenures will be integrated throughout the development. The dwellings will consist of apartments, maisonettes and houses, with a strong emphasis on family homes. All the homes are designed to 'lifetime homes' standards with 10% being suitable for disabled people.
The partners are committed to achieving a positive and lasting transformation of the physical and social environment of Canning Town and Custom House, and improve the quality of life for both existing and future residents.
A sustainable management company will be established to involve the residents in the management of their own development.
Establishing links with and supporting and involving the local communities in which we work has always been a fundamental part of our approach to estate regeneration. We sponsored a special art project for Keir Hardie Primary School. Children aged between 5 and 11 from the school's Gifted and Talented group produced a 2ft by 2ft mosaic plaque that will take pride of place in their new school.
Information correct as at 23/09/2010