CLOSED: Gill Street - new council homes

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This consultation has now closed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to contribute.

We are consulting on plans to build 15 new council homes in Gill Street, Limehouse. This is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.

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.

In addition, the development will include a new and improved play area and community space for use by the local prayer group.

The council has partnered with architects PRP to deliver this project.

Find out more about:

When you've had a look at the links above to find our more about the proposals, we'd love to know what you think.

Join the discussion below by providing your thoughts or ask a question if you want to know more.

This consultation has now closed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to contribute.

We are consulting on plans to build 15 new council homes in Gill Street, Limehouse. This is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.

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.

In addition, the development will include a new and improved play area and community space for use by the local prayer group.

The council has partnered with architects PRP to deliver this project.

Find out more about:

When you've had a look at the links above to find our more about the proposals, we'd love to know what you think.

Join the discussion below by providing your thoughts or ask a question if you want to know more.

Consultation has concluded
  • Site layout, existing views and what the future could look like

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    24 Aug 2020

    The map below shows the area around Gill Street where the proposed development will be located:


    The images below correspond with the map above and show some of the existing views in the surrounding area:

    The image below shows where the proposed development would be built:


    The image below shows the view from point 1 on the above map:


    The image below shows the view from point 2 on the above map:


    The map below shows the area around Gill Street where the proposed development will be located:


    The images below correspond with the map above and show some of the existing views in the surrounding area:

    The image below shows where the proposed development would be built:


    The image below shows the view from point 1 on the above map:


    The image below shows the view from point 2 on the above map:


  • The building

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    24 Aug 2020

    The proposed new building will consist of six floors, with the ground floor used for business space and the remaining floors used for flats. A majority of the flats will be large enough for families to live in:

    • 3 x 1 bedroom
    • 7 x 2 bedroom
    • 4 x 3 bedroom
    • 1 x 4 bedroom


    The images below show the proposed layout of each floor of the new building.

    Ground floor:


    First floor:


    Second and third floors:


    Fourth, fifth and sixth floors:

    The proposed new building will consist of six floors, with the ground floor used for business space and the remaining floors used for flats. A majority of the flats will be large enough for families to live in:

    • 3 x 1 bedroom
    • 7 x 2 bedroom
    • 4 x 3 bedroom
    • 1 x 4 bedroom


    The images below show the proposed layout of each floor of the new building.

    Ground floor:


    First floor:


    Second and third floors:


    Fourth, fifth and sixth floors:

  • Inspiration

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    24 Aug 2020

    The images below are among those that were used as the inspiration for the design of the new building and the prayer space.

    The images below are among those that were used as the inspiration for the design of the new building and the prayer space.

  • Design constraints and opportunities

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    24 Aug 2020

    Design constraints

    The image below shows the height of existing buildings in the surrounding area:

    The image below shows existing trees and sources of noise in the surrounding area:


    Design opportunities

    The image below shows the path that the sun travels in relation to the location of the proposed building:

    The image below shows the existing active frontages and property entrances in the area:


    Design constraints

    The image below shows the height of existing buildings in the surrounding area:

    The image below shows existing trees and sources of noise in the surrounding area:


    Design opportunities

    The image below shows the path that the sun travels in relation to the location of the proposed building:

    The image below shows the existing active frontages and property entrances in the area: