Families given keys to regenerated Spitalfield homes

Martin Young, chair of EastendHomes, residents of the new home, GLA member John Biggs and Cllr Helal

Martin Young, chair of EastendHomes, residents of the new home, GLA member John Biggs and Cllr Helal Abbas - Credit: Rehan Jamil

New homes built as regeneration work in the borough to re-house families have been unveiled.

The keys to three four bedroom homes on Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, were handed over to overcrowded families already living on the Holland Estate by Greater London Assembly (GLA) member John Biggs at ribbon ceremony on Tuesday, October 1.

The homes, completed 18 months early, were constructed by social housing group EastendHomes and funded in part by money from the GLA, with development is due to conclude in 2015.

There will be 68 new homes for rent and shared ownership and improvements to Denning Point and other blocks on the Holland estate will be made together with a new community facility and shops.

Mr Biggs said: “I am delighted that the new homes will be let at social rents which will be genuinely affordable for local people.


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“The regeneration of the Holland Estate is an excellent example of partnership working in Tower Hamlets and I look forward to the completion of the scheme.”

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