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PLACE (Pan London Accommodation Enterprise), is a company established by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to build new affordable homes for local families on ‘meanwhile sites’ throughout the borough. A 'meanwhile site' is land that is currently unused which may be required for other purposes in future.

The Proposal

PLACE is planning to construct new affordable homes at the vacant land to the rear of Candy Street. The site is owned by Clarion Housing and will be leased to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The new homes will be constructed using modular fabrication techniques. The new homes will be constructed to the highest standards and will provide high quality accommodation to local families in need of an affordable home.

The homes will meet all modern housing standards and will be very energy efficient, reducing residents' fuel bills as well as CO2 emissions.

architect drawingView looking north

McGregor White Architects and Extra Space Solutions Ltd have been appointed to masterplan the site and design and manufacture the homes.

The proposal is to construct sixteen, three-bedroom family apartments. The apartments are arranged in two separate buildings over four floors.

Each new home will be affordable and be let to a local family.

All upper floor apartments will have a balcony, the ground floor apartments have a small garden giving residents access to private outside space.

Design layoutDesign layout

The buildings will be clad in fibre cement rain-screen and stainless steel mesh. All the cladding is non-combustible and environmentally friendly.

architect drawingView looking south

In line with LB Tower Hamlets policy to promote sustainable transport, reduce pollution, carbon emissions and congestions, the development is to be largely car free, with only a limited number of car parking spaces available which will be allocated to disabled blue badge holders. New residents will not be able to apply for parking permits, so will not be able to park a vehicle on the estate. Extensive and secure bicycle storage facilities will be provided for new residents. This will help create a more friendly environment for all residents.

Proposed Landscaping

The development has two proposed communal gardens for new residents and the wider community.

The gardens will provide valuable outside space, with opportunity for natural play for children and ‘grow your own’ planting beds for use by local families.

Planting will be chosen to help offer privacy and screening as well as improving biodiversity, ecology and habitats for birds and insect species.

Site planSite plan

The proposals will remove three ‘Class C’ (poor quality trees) and self seeded shrubbery and replace these with over a dozen well established native British species.

The trees that currently screen existing homes from the busy A12 trunk road will remain in place.

Online consultation

We are setting up online consultation meetings using the platform Zoom. You will be able to join us to safely review and discuss the proposals. There will be a presentation from our architects and an opportunity for you to give comments or ask any questions.

The dates for these events will be:

Date

Time

Zoom Meeting ID

Passcode

Wednesday 20 January 2021

5pm – 6:30pm

823 1875 7942

305946

Thursday 21 January 2021

4pm – 5:30pm

899 0149 2693

392183

Saturday 23 January 2021

10am – 11:30am

820 5614 7516

754071

To access these virtual consultation events please follow these instructions;

1. Visit the website: https://ZOOM.us

2. Sign in (if you are an existing user), or just click on ‘Join a meeting’.

3. Enter the 10 digit Meeting ID then the 6 digit Passcode as above on the date you choose.

Please confirm your attendance in advance of the session by calling Anwar Punekar on 020 7364 1368 any time between 9am and 5pm, or emailing Anwar.Punekar@towerhamlets.gov.uk; or emailing Helen.Coshell@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The following processes will be in place for these events:

  • You could join the session on either one or more of the dates above.
  • All of the sessions will repeat the same information so you do not need to attend all sessions unless you wish to do so.
  • Each session will begin promptly at the start time listed above with a presentation given, then a question and answer session to follow.
  • For maximum efficiency, please ensure that your computer / device has good audio and video functionality so that you can easily see and hear the presentation.
  • We ask please that during the presentation, you mute your microphone so that there is no background noise and everyone can hear the presentation clearly.
  • To view the session online you will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • If you do not have internet access then please call the number below. We will arrange a time and date for one of our team members to go through the designs and information with you by phone.


We will welcome questions at the session.


We will also be offering 1-1 conversations for residents to discuss the proposals further, either via zoom or over the telephone. If you would like to book a ten minute appointment, please call Anwar Punekar on 020 7364 1368 any time between 9am and 5pm, or email Anwar.Punekar@towerhamlets.gov.uk; or email Helen Coshell Helen.Coshell@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Tell us your thoughts

Your views and feedback are very important to the Council and will be fed into the design development of the scheme where possible.

Use the link below to let us know your thoughts on the proposals.

PLACE (Pan London Accommodation Enterprise), is a company established by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to build new affordable homes for local families on ‘meanwhile sites’ throughout the borough. A 'meanwhile site' is land that is currently unused which may be required for other purposes in future.

The Proposal

PLACE is planning to construct new affordable homes at the vacant land to the rear of Candy Street. The site is owned by Clarion Housing and will be leased to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The new homes will be constructed using modular fabrication techniques. The new homes will be constructed to the highest standards and will provide high quality accommodation to local families in need of an affordable home.

The homes will meet all modern housing standards and will be very energy efficient, reducing residents' fuel bills as well as CO2 emissions.

architect drawingView looking north

McGregor White Architects and Extra Space Solutions Ltd have been appointed to masterplan the site and design and manufacture the homes.

The proposal is to construct sixteen, three-bedroom family apartments. The apartments are arranged in two separate buildings over four floors.

Each new home will be affordable and be let to a local family.

All upper floor apartments will have a balcony, the ground floor apartments have a small garden giving residents access to private outside space.

Design layoutDesign layout

The buildings will be clad in fibre cement rain-screen and stainless steel mesh. All the cladding is non-combustible and environmentally friendly.

architect drawingView looking south

In line with LB Tower Hamlets policy to promote sustainable transport, reduce pollution, carbon emissions and congestions, the development is to be largely car free, with only a limited number of car parking spaces available which will be allocated to disabled blue badge holders. New residents will not be able to apply for parking permits, so will not be able to park a vehicle on the estate. Extensive and secure bicycle storage facilities will be provided for new residents. This will help create a more friendly environment for all residents.

Proposed Landscaping

The development has two proposed communal gardens for new residents and the wider community.

The gardens will provide valuable outside space, with opportunity for natural play for children and ‘grow your own’ planting beds for use by local families.

Planting will be chosen to help offer privacy and screening as well as improving biodiversity, ecology and habitats for birds and insect species.

Site planSite plan

The proposals will remove three ‘Class C’ (poor quality trees) and self seeded shrubbery and replace these with over a dozen well established native British species.

The trees that currently screen existing homes from the busy A12 trunk road will remain in place.

Online consultation

We are setting up online consultation meetings using the platform Zoom. You will be able to join us to safely review and discuss the proposals. There will be a presentation from our architects and an opportunity for you to give comments or ask any questions.

The dates for these events will be:

Date

Time

Zoom Meeting ID

Passcode

Wednesday 20 January 2021

5pm – 6:30pm

823 1875 7942

305946

Thursday 21 January 2021

4pm – 5:30pm

899 0149 2693

392183

Saturday 23 January 2021

10am – 11:30am

820 5614 7516

754071

To access these virtual consultation events please follow these instructions;

1. Visit the website: https://ZOOM.us

2. Sign in (if you are an existing user), or just click on ‘Join a meeting’.

3. Enter the 10 digit Meeting ID then the 6 digit Passcode as above on the date you choose.

Please confirm your attendance in advance of the session by calling Anwar Punekar on 020 7364 1368 any time between 9am and 5pm, or emailing Anwar.Punekar@towerhamlets.gov.uk; or emailing Helen.Coshell@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

The following processes will be in place for these events:

  • You could join the session on either one or more of the dates above.
  • All of the sessions will repeat the same information so you do not need to attend all sessions unless you wish to do so.
  • Each session will begin promptly at the start time listed above with a presentation given, then a question and answer session to follow.
  • For maximum efficiency, please ensure that your computer / device has good audio and video functionality so that you can easily see and hear the presentation.
  • We ask please that during the presentation, you mute your microphone so that there is no background noise and everyone can hear the presentation clearly.
  • To view the session online you will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • If you do not have internet access then please call the number below. We will arrange a time and date for one of our team members to go through the designs and information with you by phone.


We will welcome questions at the session.


We will also be offering 1-1 conversations for residents to discuss the proposals further, either via zoom or over the telephone. If you would like to book a ten minute appointment, please call Anwar Punekar on 020 7364 1368 any time between 9am and 5pm, or email Anwar.Punekar@towerhamlets.gov.uk; or email Helen Coshell Helen.Coshell@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Tell us your thoughts

Your views and feedback are very important to the Council and will be fed into the design development of the scheme where possible.

Use the link below to let us know your thoughts on the proposals.