Phase 1 has already delivered a large new community hub – The Reach, new shops and cafes, a new Plaza for Blackwall Reach DLR station with public art, as well as a replacement mosque and contributing to the building of a replacement school.
This early provision of community infrastructure, coupled with the inclusive community engagement approach taken by the development partners, has ensured that Blackwall Reach is already a thriving new neighbourhood, stitching together existing and new residents into one sustainable community.
Transforming a previously neglected area, this is one of London’s most ambitious regeneration projects with a social purpose at its heart, which is why the Mayor of London previously launched his new Housing Strategy here.
John Synnuck, Swan’s CEO commented: “Seeing the Blackwall Reach generation evolve and the new community develop has been hugely rewarding for us and our regeneration partners at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the Greater London Authority. This is what partnership working can deliver – more than 1,500 much-needed new homes and fantastic high-quality public realm with the services and community assets needed for the evolving community to thrive.
“Phase 3 will cement Blackwall Reach’s position as one of the most significant transformative regeneration projects in London. As well as more than 300 new homes, it will bring the preservation and enhancement of such high-quality public space in the city which is so essential in a post Covid-19 world.
“Our approach to this unique project has been to develop an architectural and placemaking response with a focus on designing the best possible new homes within a challenging location, whilst complimenting the architectural vocabulary established within the overall masterplan, says Rolf Nielsen.
Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Tom Copley commented: “This is an excellent demonstration of how public sector partners can work together to deliver our mayoral priorities, particularly around design, safety and sustainability, to benefit Londoners. I am excited to see our ambitious plans come to fruition over the years to come.”
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets: "The next stage of this project will not only deliver 315 new homes including much needed larger family homes but a new public space for the community, much improved transport links and create local jobs and business opportunities”.
Press Release Swan Housing Association