07 June 2019
Bow Garden Square has won an award for the Best Regeneration Project, in association with Poplar HARCA, at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards in London.
The coveted awards, now in their 28th year, are judged by a panel of readers alongside property experts, and therefore champion excellence across the housing market.
Bow Garden Square has regenerated part of the Burdett Estate and Telford Homes and Poplar HARCA were praised for the way in which the community was involved over a two year consultation period. This led to a masterplan that featured much needed new homes and a broad range of amenities which benefited all in the community.
The scheme provides 109 mixed-tenure homes, a new primary school and nursery with 420 places, a sports hall/community centre and a mosque, on a tight 2.38 acre site. The main part of the St Paul’s Way Foundation school is located on the ground floor of an eight-storey residential building with single storey school buildings ‘cloistered’ to the rear of it, including the sports hall/community centre, a multi-use games area and playground space that has a protected Wingnut tree at its heart.
Jon Di-Stefano, Chief Executive Officer of Telford Homes, said: “We are delighted that Bow Garden Square has been recognised as an outstanding regeneration project. We focused on meeting the needs of the community and through an extensive consultation process we have been able to deliver this. All the amenities play a major role in bringing new and existing residents together, helping to create a real sense of community.”
Bow Garden Square has been popular with first time buyers and young families, particularly as all the apartments qualified for Help to Buy. Since launch in March 2018 the development is now fully reserved. This is an exceptional performance in the context of the London housing market in the last 12 months or so.
East London is currently undergoing a renaissance with regeneration transforming the skyline and the increasing desirability of being close to London’s financial hub. The addition of Bow Garden Square not only provides much needed new homes, but an opportunity to live in a dynamic urban village with some of the capital’s most renowned independent art, retail and culinary institutions alongside East London’s finest green spaces.