A concept of the scheme

Topping out ceremony takes place for Tower Hamlets regeneration scheme

The topping-out ceremony has taken place of a 1,400-home redevelopment of a derelict gas-works site in Tower Hamlets.

The ceremony took place on the 19th floor of the scheme, marking the completion of the structural frame of the tallest building in phase one.

The regeneration of the nine-acre site is being undertaken by St James, (a Berkeley Group company).

The vision for Bow Green includes over 1,400 homes, with 35% being affordable for borough residents — half of these affordable properties will be three and four-bedroom homes.

The new neighbourhood also plans to include the restored heritage building at 120 Bow Common, shops, restaurants, biodiverse habitats and a children’s play space.

Gateway Housing Association based in in East London, will own and manage the new affordable homes being built by St James in the first phase of Bow Green.

Tower Hamlets Living Rent will be allocated 54 homes, and a further 28 homes allocated as shared ownership, including duplex homes on Maple Mews.

The one-, two-, three- and four- bedroom homes will be ready for residents to move in by 2026.

Dean Summers, managing director of St James and St William said: “Bow Green will see a long disused gasworks transform into a green and welcoming neighbourhood, with low carbon private and affordable homes alongside beautiful public spaces for everyone to enjoy.

“This is long term brownfield regeneration at its best and we’re hugely proud to be working partnership with Tower Hamlets Borough Council and local people to create a place of lasting benefit and social value.”


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