Rushmead - new council homes

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We are consulting on plans to build five new family-sized, energy efficient council homes on the site of the former Bethnal Green One Stop Shop at the corner of Rushmead and Florida Street ahead of a planning application later this year.

The homes will have five bedrooms, the development will be car free and the design will include new public landscaping to benefit residents and the wider community. The development is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.


Why we need to build

There are more than 18,000 people on the housing register in Tower Hamlets with nearly 10,000 in acute housing need. Families with a need for a four bedroom home - which these new properties will be - can wait up to 13 years and in some cases even longer.

Nearly 2,000 households have been placed in temporary accommodation, waiting for a permanent home and according to the national homelessness charity, Shelter, 60 per cent of residents in Tower Hamlets struggle to meet their housing costs.

Our residents are facing a housing crisis and these new affordable council homes, part of 2,000 that will be delivered in total, will make a genuine difference.

About the development

The design has taken into account the surrounding context and density, and is proposing a sensitive development of 5 four-bed affordable homes on the site in place of the existing one stop shop.

The proposed houses are situated along Florida Street and are in line with the height of the adjacent housing. Enhanced public landscape to the east of the site provides opportunities for new trees and planting to be used by all in the neighbourhood.


What the site looks like now



What it will look like in the future


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

Please join the discussion below by providing your thoughts in our survey.

We are consulting on plans to build five new family-sized, energy efficient council homes on the site of the former Bethnal Green One Stop Shop at the corner of Rushmead and Florida Street ahead of a planning application later this year.

The homes will have five bedrooms, the development will be car free and the design will include new public landscaping to benefit residents and the wider community. The development is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.


Why we need to build

There are more than 18,000 people on the housing register in Tower Hamlets with nearly 10,000 in acute housing need. Families with a need for a four bedroom home - which these new properties will be - can wait up to 13 years and in some cases even longer.

Nearly 2,000 households have been placed in temporary accommodation, waiting for a permanent home and according to the national homelessness charity, Shelter, 60 per cent of residents in Tower Hamlets struggle to meet their housing costs.

Our residents are facing a housing crisis and these new affordable council homes, part of 2,000 that will be delivered in total, will make a genuine difference.

About the development

The design has taken into account the surrounding context and density, and is proposing a sensitive development of 5 four-bed affordable homes on the site in place of the existing one stop shop.

The proposed houses are situated along Florida Street and are in line with the height of the adjacent housing. Enhanced public landscape to the east of the site provides opportunities for new trees and planting to be used by all in the neighbourhood.


What the site looks like now



What it will look like in the future


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

Please join the discussion below by providing your thoughts in our survey.