Chrisp Street Market

On 24th July 2018 Tower Hamlets Strategic Development Committee unanimously approved our regeneration plans for Chrisp Street Market.

Our proposal is to create a thriving town centre – keeping the best of what’s here while providing an improved retail offering; more homes, including more social and affordable; more services and amenities and a greater focus on our heritage. 

That in turn, will create more chances for the community to come together in improved community and green spaces, cafes, restaurants, and a cinema and will create more jobs and business opportunities for local people.

There is more information about the planning application on the council’s website.

In June we had an information day about the plans for Chrisp Street Market, we spoke with traders, residents, and shoppers, here's what they had to say:

The Plans

•    Refurbishing current shops, building new and providing a larger market with new stalls and a new market canopy.
•    Supporting current traders to remain in the market, with no rent increases for shops during the refurbishment works and for 12 months afterwards.  There will then be stepped increases based on affordability – with concessions available for up to a further 5 years.
•    Encouraging a mix of independent retailers, a new supermarket and some high street   names.

Homes & Amenities:
•    Increase in affordable homes to over 35% by habitable rooms, from 124 to 200 (136 homes at social rent (currently 124), 27 at Tower Hamlets Living rent and 37 shared ownership)
•    Plus 443 private sale which will cross-subsidise the project that includes:
o    New cinema and restaurants
o    Two pocket parks
o    New Sure Start centre
o    New large community hub
o    Extended Idea Store
o    Restored and accessible Festival of Britain clock tower

Chrisp Street update - featuring facts vs myths!

Chrisp Street FAQs - answers to frequently asked questions about the scheme.


Simon Carroll

Chrisp Street Management Office

19 Market Square

020 70057656

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