EastendHomes Regeneration Programme
EastendHomes is nearing the completion of our estate regeneration programme and since 2005 has been carrying out a major programme of improvement works to ensure that homes meet the Decent Homes standard as well as completing new homes and completing major landscaping projects.
As of March 2014, approximately 95% of our homes comply with the Government’s Decent Homes criteria.
To date we have invested over £113 million on our estates, providing all tenants with new kitchens and bathrooms, undertaking major external refurbishment works on the British and St Georges estates, and building 213 new homes for rent, with a further 80 currently on site at Glamis, Holland and Island Gardens estates. Depending on the circumstances and condition of each estate, and subject to the availability of resources, we are now in the process of endeavouring to complete the remaining aspects of our regeneration programme. This mainly involves external enveloping works to individual blocks and the wider regeneration of each estate, together with environmental and landscaping improvements,
All major regeneration schemes have now secured planning permission and have either completed, are on site or will be on site within the next 12 months.
As our regeneration programme draws to a conclusion, we will be taking steps to ensure that work is undertaken as part of our planned maintenance programme to repair or replace building components which have reached the end of their useful life.
As part of the estate regeneration programme, EastendHomes is re-providing local community centres on an estate by estate basis. Wherever possible, existing community centres and activity groups will be amalgamated into the new community facility and £5.5 million is being spent to provide new build community centres.
EastendHomes is engaging with key partners and existing organisations in Tower Hamlets to develop management opportunities to ensure these centres are sustainable and that they will meet the needs and aspirations of the local community.