Edward Mann Close - new council homes

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We are consulting on plans to build 20 new council homes on a car park in Edward Mann Close ahead of a planning application later this year. The site is located just south of the Troxy in Limehouse.

This is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.


About the development

The new homes will be high quality and energy efficient. They will be genuinely affordable and will go to local people on the borough's housing register.

Two of the flats will be purpose build for residents with disabilities, with suitable disabled parking also provided.

The development will include a new and improved play space for children, improved landscaping for new and existing residents, secure cycle storage and more attractive communal waste facilities. It is hoped the re-purposing of the car park space will help to tackle antisocial behaviour in the area.


The proposed view from Caroline Street

A number of the properties will be large enough for families to live in. The size mix will be as follows:

6 x 1 bed units

6 x 2 bed units

7 x 3 bed units

1 x 4 bed units

About the design

The project explores a mansion block typology based on Richard Norman Shaw’s Albert Hall Mansions. The building's common areas are marked by open deck access to extend communal space and the proposed building materials include a rich palette of lightly glazed terracotta and decorative timber dwarf columns that will contribute to a warm feel.


Design inspiration examples

Key elements of the proposal

The development will deliver the following benefits to the area and its residents:

  • A safer, better-overlooked cross route.
  • Defensible space around the new building.
  • Enhanced public spaces including greenery and doorstep play for children.
  • A re-positioned sub-station.
  • Improved communal waste facilities in a new location.
  • A 'gentle access' route.


We'd love to know what you think of our proposals.

Please join the discussion below by providing your thoughts in our survey or ask a question if you want to know more.

We are consulting on plans to build 20 new council homes on a car park in Edward Mann Close ahead of a planning application later this year. The site is located just south of the Troxy in Limehouse.

This is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.


About the development

The new homes will be high quality and energy efficient. They will be genuinely affordable and will go to local people on the borough's housing register.

Two of the flats will be purpose build for residents with disabilities, with suitable disabled parking also provided.

The development will include a new and improved play space for children, improved landscaping for new and existing residents, secure cycle storage and more attractive communal waste facilities. It is hoped the re-purposing of the car park space will help to tackle antisocial behaviour in the area.


The proposed view from Caroline Street

A number of the properties will be large enough for families to live in. The size mix will be as follows:

6 x 1 bed units

6 x 2 bed units

7 x 3 bed units

1 x 4 bed units

About the design

The project explores a mansion block typology based on Richard Norman Shaw’s Albert Hall Mansions. The building's common areas are marked by open deck access to extend communal space and the proposed building materials include a rich palette of lightly glazed terracotta and decorative timber dwarf columns that will contribute to a warm feel.


Design inspiration examples

Key elements of the proposal

The development will deliver the following benefits to the area and its residents:

  • A safer, better-overlooked cross route.
  • Defensible space around the new building.
  • Enhanced public spaces including greenery and doorstep play for children.
  • A re-positioned sub-station.
  • Improved communal waste facilities in a new location.
  • A 'gentle access' route.


We'd love to know what you think of our proposals.

Please join the discussion below by providing your thoughts in our survey or ask a question if you want to know more.