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Poplar HARCA completes Jolles House, creating 70 new homes in Bow

28/06/2021

Poplar HARCA’s Jolles House scheme, in partnership with Hill Group, has been completed, creating 70 new homes (13 social rent and 57 shared ownership) in Bromley High Street, Bow.

Poplar HARCA’s Jolles House scheme, in partnership with Hill Group, has been completed, creating 70 new homes (13 social rent and 57 shared ownership) in Bromley High Street, Bow.

The homes have been created on the site where Jolles House (which contained 12 flats), adjacent garages and the disused Blue Anchor pub used to stand.

Extensive landscaping to the surrounding area has taken place, including new trees, plants, paving, courtyards and an open lawn. There are also a variety of play areas for young people, including climbing walls, chess equipment, table tennis and a basketball hoop.

Works took place throughout all three national lockdowns, following strict Covid-19 safety guidelines, to continue to provide much-needed new homes in Tower Hamlets throughout the pandemic.

Michaela, Shared Ownership resident at Jolles House, said: “Shared ownership worked out to be cheaper than privately renting, giving me the opportunity to get on the property ladder and to stay in East London, close to my family and where I grew up. I love having an outdoor space and I love my morning coffee on the balcony. Everybody that I have met in Jolles House has been lovely, it has such a community vibe.”

Cllr Dan Tomlinson and Cllr Zenith Rahman, Ward Members for Bromley North, said: “The Jolles House development will provide much needed new homes and green space within Bow. The variety of play areas and extensive landscaping are a fantastic addition to the community and provide another beautiful green space in Tower Hamlets for residents and families to enjoy.”

Paul Dooley, Director of Development and Regeneration at Poplar HARCA, said: “In addition to providing new homes in the borough, the Jolles House scheme features areas for families to play and socialise. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of green and open spaces, so we are delighted that this has been incorporated into this development.”

Simon Trice, Managing Director of Hill Group, said: “Breathing new life into existing estates is what we do best and Jolles House is an excellent example of this. Bow is undergoing extensive regeneration and by collaborating with Poplar HARCA we have created smart new homes with ample green space for residents to enjoy.”

Elsewhere in the borough, Poplar HARCA is pushing forward with new build and community-driven regeneration programmes, including the transformative Teviot, Aberfeldy New Masterplan and Chrisp Street Market schemes which together will create more than 4,000 new homes, as well as community, commercial and retail spaces. With Muse Developments, Poplar HARCA also been granted planning permission for 274 new family homes at Stroudley Walk (51% of the development will be affordable housing) at Stroudley Walk, Bromley-by-Bow.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of green and open spaces, so we are delighted that this has been incorporated into this development.”

Paul Dooley, Director of Development and Regeneration at Poplar HARCA