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Affordable homes milestone at Poplar Riverside

26/07/2022

We recently celebrated the topping out of the first 219 affordable homes at Poplar Riverside, a major new waterside neighbourhood on the banks on the River Lea.

Joined by Aberfeldy residents Sada and Shukri, the event was hosted by developer St William.

The first residents are expected to move into their new homes in summer or autumn 2023. The affordable homes will form a key part of the first phase of the development, which in total will deliver 643 homes across four buildings. Of the affordable new homes 123 will be for affordable rent and 96 will be shared ownership properties.

A significant new chapter for this part of the capital, Poplar Riverside is one of east London’s most exciting regeneration projects, providing more than 2,800 new homes.

With over half the development dedicated to green space, the transformation will provide a 2.5-acre public park with an adventure and nature playground for children to explore alongside a 500m riverside walkway. Poplar Riverside will also bring over 90,000 sq ft of commercial space, a new Sainsbury’s food store, a riverside pub and world-class public and residents’ facilities, firmly establishing a new hub for the local community.

Paul Hopkins, Managing Director at St William said:

“This is a significant milestone for Poplar Riverside and it’s exciting to be moving forward at speed in creating this exciting new east London neighbourhood. Through the partnerships we’ve formed with Tower Hamlets and Poplar HARCA, we will both increase the supply of high-quality affordable homes for this part of the capital whilst creating an inclusive mixed-use community.”

Babu Bhattacherjee, Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods at Poplar HARCA said:

“London is changing and Aberfeldy needs to be part of that change. This area of east London has been an urban island for a long time.

St William’s Poplar Riverside development will create new routes through and across E14 and allow the community new opportunities to experience the water, and park land as well as gain access to Canning Town, Star Lane, to Newham, Canary Wharf and Chrisp Street.

We know the levels of overcrowding and lack of affordable housing in this part of east London.  The 96 shared ownership and 193 affordable homes for rent Poplar Riverside will create, will make a massive difference to local families.”

Poplar RiversideShared Ownership
"Through the partnerships we've formed with Tower Hamlets and Poplar HARCA, we will both increase the supply of high-quality affordable homes for this part of the capital whilst creating an inclusive mixed-use community.”

Paul Hopkins, Managing Director at St William

"The shared ownership and affordable homes for rent which Poplar Riverside will create will make a massive difference to local families."

Babu Bhattacherjee, our Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods