Community Regeneration

Our award-winning placemaking team, Accents, conceives and delivers the social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of our regeneration to make sure, working with local people, we grow places where communities thrive.

Working with many fantastic partners, from community groups to global institutions, Accents grows sustainably mixed and cohesive places, delivering millions of pounds of capital and social investment in Poplar through innovative thinking and doing.

This includes hundreds of events, new workspace and businesses, millions of pounds of positive publicity, energy savings and new technology, thousands of volunteer hours and ever more engaged employees.

The Accents approach is to maximise the value of space, community, business, place and people to Poplar and its community:

  • Space: turning liabilities into assets
  • Community: enabling people to define their futures
  • Business: building identity and a stronger local economy
  • Place: celebrating heritage and finding fresh opportunity in future change
  • People: turning passions into projects

    Over 74k people engaged in Accents-led projects

    Nearly 300 new and local businesses & community groups supported

    More than £10m investment in Poplar

    Regeneration Projects

    Aberfeldy Street

    With EcoWorld London we have brought High Street Works on board to revitalise Aberfeldy Street.

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    The Tommy Flowers

    Tea room and art gallery by day, pub by night, The Tommy Flowers has become a much-loved social hub for…

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    Every year, London produces over 1 million tonnes of organic waste which is destined for landfill. In a small corner…

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    Solar Panels

    In 2012 we addressed the energy consumption of our housing stock, with a focus on our least energy efficient homes.

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    Lansbury Micro Museum

    The world’s smallest Victoria and Albert museum opened in Chrisp Street, Poplar in May 2016, sitting at the base of…

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    Chrisp Street Exchange

    Within the context of the forthcoming £300m redevelopment of Chrisp Street Market, The Chrisp Street Exchange modernised and improved space…

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    Poplar Works

    Poplar Works is a new home for fashion in East London. Located in the heart of Poplar, it’s a space…

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    Open Poplar

    Across London, the pressure on affordable space, especially workspace, is growing. A project aimed at maximising the value of physical…

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    Poplar Singers

    The Poplar Singers community choir meets regularly to enjoy singing, performing and socialising together.

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    Swing East

    Swing East is the East End’s premier jump and jive jamboree.

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