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East End to be transformed by fifty-five tower blocks

East End to be transformed by fifty-five tower blocks

Tower Hamlets is top location in London for tower blocks, with 55 currently in the pipeline a survey has revealed. Data compiled by New London Architecture (NLA) shows that the capital is about to experience a surge in high rise buildings, 236 to be precise, which if completed will have…

Property prices in Shoreditch overtake Notting Hill Gate

Property prices in Shoreditch overtake Notting Hill Gate

East really is the new west as Shoreditch has overtaken Notting Hill Gate in the average price for a one bedroom flat under the £1m mark. Shoreditch now matches and overtakes Notting Hill Gate in both the price per square foot and the average price for one bedroomed flats under…

Fascinated by the pre-fab: a look at Britain’s war housing

Fascinated by the pre-fab: a look at Britain’s war housing

The Excalibur Estate in Catford is the largest surviving prefab housing estate with 186 bungalows, that is until later this year when Lewisham Council is set to bulldoze all but six to make way for 371 new properties. Before the council move in, photographer Elisabeth Blanchet has opened “The Prefab…

Welfare Reform Week: ELL begins week investigating the impacts of the reforms in our boroughs one year on

Welfare Reform Week: ELL begins week investigating the impacts of the reforms in our boroughs one year on

One-Year Anniversary of Welfare Reform Bill A year ago today, the Welfare Reform Bill passed its final hurdle in the Houses of Parliament and came into force. In order to commemorate the first anniversary of the Welfare Reform Bill, over the next four days, ELL will look at how our…

Police probe launched into alleged electoral fraud case

Police probe launched into alleged electoral fraud case

Scotland Yard detectives have been called in to investigate claims that ‘bogus workers’ have been canvassing Tower Hamlets residents in the run up to the mayoral election this coming May. It is alleged that people believed to be supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman, the current Independent Party representative for Tower…

Depford Shanty Crew contest Convoys Wharf plan in song

Depford Shanty Crew contest Convoys Wharf plan in song

The Deptford Shanty Crew has joined the local protest against the Convoys Wharf regeneration plan with its new song “Deptford Dockyard”, which was released online last week. The song, written and performed by the Crew, criticises Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision in October to put Deptford Dockyard’s regeneration plan into the…

Hackney & Tower Hamlets bring High Court challenge against Boris Johnson to protect affordable rent

Hackney & Tower Hamlets bring High Court challenge against Boris Johnson to protect affordable rent

Hackney and Tower Hamlets have joined seven other London boroughs in bringing a High Court challenge against London Mayor Boris Johnson in an attempt to protect affordable rents for local people. The councils joined Brent, Camden, Enfield, Greenwich, Islington, Lambeth and Southwark to challenge the Mayor’s Revised Early Minor Alterations…

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Civic Trust nod for school and community centre

Three buildings in the EastLondonlines boroughs have been recognised for their “outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment”. The Civic Trust has commended the St Andrews Residential Development in Tower Hamlets, The New Generation Youth and Community Centre (TNG) in Lewisham, and the Thomas Fairchild Community…

People Before Profit to contest Convoys Wharf plans

People Before Profit to contest Convoys Wharf plans

Lewisham People Before Profit will be calling for changes in the Convoys Wharf regeneration plan during London Mayor Boris Johnson’s representation hearing at the end of the month. The hearing is scheduled for March 31 and is likely to be the decisive hearing on the future of the former Deptford…

The east London skyline is set to climb higher with a total of 34 new skyscrapers planned for Tower Hamlets

The east London skyline is set to climb higher with a total of 34 new skyscrapers planned for Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets will experience dramatic changes to its skyline, as the borough becomes home to more than fifty new tall buildings, a  survey says. New London Architecture has released the results of an independent study, which suggests that 236 buildings of over 20 storeys are to be built in the…