Search

Poplar’s Tweed House demolished to make way for new development

14:40 28 January 2013

The crowd at the demolition of Tweed House in Poplar

The crowd at the demolition of Tweed House in Poplar

Archant

The demolition of 1960s high rise tower block Tweed House was completed last week.

Charlotte Southwood (L) with her three-year-old daughter get stuck into some demolition workCharlotte Southwood (L) with her three-year-old daughter get stuck into some demolition work

The final few bricks were crushed by Poplar residents who had gathered at the estate in Teviot Street ready to make way for a new development on the site.

Housing association Poplar Harca is overseeing the project, which it says will bring 115 new homes to the area.

Poplar Harca’s chief executive Steve Stride said: “Tweed House was sadly well known for all the wrong reasons.

“We know our community has been keen to see the building go for some time. Our new development will bring homes that people can feel to proud to live in.”

Latest News Stories

10:45
Pupils at St Paul's Whitechapel thrilled at growing their own food

Children have turned their outdoor space at school into an ‘edible playground’ in London’s East End where they grow their own food.

09:08
Bethnal Green pupils 'tweet' picture of Boris shopping at their school farm stall

Boris Johnson took time off to do a spot of fresh food shopping at a market stall run by pupils from Bethnal Green Academy in east London.

07:00
Watts Grove... with its solar panels when work is finished

Construction has begun on an ambitious canal-side housing project in London’s East End with its own source of energy.

Yesterday, 16:15
Jack the Ripper Museum opening at 12 Cable Street

Hundreds of protesters are expected to picket outside the new Jack the Ripper Museum opening in London’s East End next week.

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Docklands and East London Advertiser e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder