London Evening Standard’s property correspondent reflects on the huge regeneration at Bow in the East End.
Ruth Bloomfield has called Bow in the East End “the biggest winner of the London Olympics, with billions of regeneration money pouring into the E3 postcode”.
Bloomfield says the area is undergoing “huge regeneration”, with industrial sites being “replaced by smart new flats perfect for Canary Wharf workers”, with only a 15-minute commute on the DLR. Barratt London has a “major local project” in the area, with its St Andrews development.
St Andrews is a landmark regeneration scheme that transformed a derelict Victorian hospital into new homes and community facilities. The three-hectare site was transformed into 964 new homes, 50% of those affordable, a new healthcare facility, community facilities and one hectare of new gardens and parks.
The development has won over six awards, including three national Housing Design Awards for Best Completed Scheme, Community Consultation and the Graham Pye Award for its suitability to family living.
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