The development will include a new primary school and mosque, as well as new open space including a community park and playground, providing safe areas for children to play.

Planning History

Since 2012, Poplar Harca in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, has been in talks with the St Paul’s Way Trust School to regenerate part of the rundown Burdett and Leopold Estate, to create much needed new homes and new primary school to the area. Stakeholders of the existing mosque were also consulted during the redevelopment to shape the design of the new mosque. Proposed layouts for the brownfield site, comprising two outdated residential buildings, a rundown community centre and a mosque, were first discussed as a ‘T’ shape with playground space to either side of the site. A new revised scheme in 2013 presented the idea of a ‘cloistered’ school with classrooms around the edge of the site, which led to a Feasibility Report to refine the principles. Planning approval was granted in 2015, with Telford Homes appointed as contractor and to deliver the private sale homes. Demolition started in 2016.

Project Team

Architect: Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • Telford Homes
  • Poplar HARCA
  • Planning Authority: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

    Development Data

    Site size (ha): 0.96
    Estimated date of completion: 05/2017
    Schedule of accommodation: Studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom duplexes
    Tenure mix: 69% private / 31% affordable
    Size of typical home: 51m2
    Parking spaces: n/a

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