Isle of Dogs


We have been working with residents on the Isle of Dogs to agree the best way to deliver new homes and an improved neighbourhood.

Together, we are considering a number of options for potential improvements, including refurbishment, upgrading communal spaces and full or partial redevelopment, but at the heart of any changes are:

Our commitments for the area:

  • A genuinely resident-led approach with open and meaningful consultation
  • That any regeneration must improve the quality of life for our residents upon completion
  • That any regeneration has a lasting positive impact for our residents and the community.

Areas currently being considered for regeneration

Bellamy Close and Byng Street

We started discussions with residents about possible regeneration in 2016, when the Far East Consortium International (FECI) gained planning permission to develop the area along Manilla Street and Marsh Wall.

This high-density development includes over 700 homes, a hotel and a school, and is right on the doorstep of the 25 homes our residents live in on Bellamy Close and Byng Street. With building heights of up to 63 storeys and an anticipated five-year construction programme, residents expressed concern about the disruption and future impact of the FECI scheme. That’s when we started looking at the possibility of redeveloping the existing homes.

Key benefits:

  • We will be able to build brand new homes that existing residents can return to if they wish
  • Residents will be able to move away from the significant disruption generated whilst the FECI development is on-site
  • We can increase the number of homes, enabling us to meet local housing needs as well as improve the environment and economy in the area
  • Of the proposed 150 new homes, 50% will be affordable, with a mix of homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale.

We held a number of events to talk to residents about potential regeneration and they then elected a Residents’ Steering Group, who appointed an independent resident adviser, Ian Simpson from Communities First. We have continued to work closely with the steering group, Ian and the wider resident community on a programme of consultation and engagement, including resident events, design workshops and fortnightly meetings to come up with regeneration proposals that were put to a resident vote in December. Residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of regeneration (83.9%) in the ballot, which saw a 100% turnout.

We will continue consulting with residents as we move towards submitting a planning application later this year.

Find out more

You can find out more about the proposals in the following:

Landlord Offer

Consultation event information boards

September 2018

February 2019

June 2019

Public Exhibition

February 2020

You can also contact us with any queries by emailing the project team at islandregen@onehousing.co.uk. Alternatively, you can get in touch with Ian Simpson, the independent resident advisor, on 0300 3657150 or by email at bellamyandbyng@communitiesfirst.uk.com.

Alice Shepherd House and Oak House

We own and manage 84 homes in Alice Shepherd House and Oak House on the St John's Estate. We are currently working with residents and consultants to consider different regeneration options for the future of these blocks.

What has happened so far

In 2017

We carried out an independent stock condition survey which suggested that Alice Shepherd House and Oak House may benefit from change.

In 2018

This view was supported by feedback we gathered from residents during our day-to-day work as a landlord and through several resident events. Alice Shepherd House, in particular, has a number of long-standing maintenance issues that would be difficult to fully repair without considerable and invasive work to the entire building. Residents also told us that they have ongoing concerns about anti-social behaviour and security. This led us to consider these two blocks for regeneration.

In 2019

Residents appointed a steering group of tenants and leaseholders from across the two blocks. All volunteers, they are committed to making sure residents are at the heart of any possible regeneration.

The steering group appointed:

  • Architects - PRP Architects LLP
  • An independent advisor – Lee Page from TPAS, who will work with residents and us to complete an options appraisal.
  • Mike Tyrrell, former CEO of Tower Hamlets Community Housing, as a residents' advocate, whose role is to represent and support residents throughout the option appraisal process.

What is happening now

The option appraisal began in January 2020 and is expected to take 6 to 12 months to complete. During this time there will be several resident events (including exhibitions, meetings and drop in surgeries) and one-to-one meetings with the project team to gather people’s thoughts on possible options for the future. These options include (among others) refurbishment, full and partial redevelopment and a ‘business as usual’ approach.

No decision has been made on which option will be taken forward. A number of options will be developed, and we expect that a final ‘preferred’ option will be chosen at the end based on resident opinion and financial/planning viability. If that option involves redevelopment or refurbishment then the proposal will be put to a residents' vote or ‘ballot’.

Useful downloads

Consultation materials

Getting to know you Survey July 2019

Event 1 Boards January 2020

Event 1 feedback report March 2020

Event 2 Virtual Exhibition Boards July 2020

Event 2 Appendix 1 Residents' Brief July 2020

Event 2 Appendix 2 Understanding Your Area July 2020

Event 2 Virtual Exhibition Boards Part 2 August 2020

Event 2 feedback report September 2020

Contact us

We are always happy to hear from you and to answer any questions you may have. For more information, please contact the project team:

Mynul Islam (Regeneration Officer) on 020 8821 5138 or 07966 643120 or email the team on islandregen@onehousing.co.uk.

You can also contact:

Kingsbridge Estate Project

We will be working with residents living in the 134 homes on the Kingsbridge Estate to consider different options for the possible regeneration of Michigan House, Montrose House and Montcalm House.

What has happened so far?

In 2019

  • A steering group was formed comprising residents from all three blocks. All volunteers, their role is to make sure residents are at the heart of any possible regeneration.
  • The steering group appointed independent advisors (Christine Searle, Rob Lantsbury and Ifte Ahmed from New Mill Consultants) to work with them and us on this project.
  • They also appointed Mike Tyrrell, former CEO of Tower Hamlets Community Housing, as a residents' advocate, whose role is to represent and support residents throughout the 'option appraisal' process.

In late 2019/early 2020

  • With New Mill, we gathered information from 66% of households on the estate through our 'Starting the Conversation' questionnaire. Residents told us what they liked, disliked and felt could be improved about their homes, blocks and neighbourhood. Two thirds of these questionnaires were completed during face-to-face meetings.
  • We shared the questionnaire results with residents so they could gain an understanding of the views of their neighbours. The results will also be shared with the architects appointed to work with the Kingsbridge Estate on possible regeneration options.

What is happening next?

  • We are working with residents to appoint architects to work with us, residents and consultants on completing an ‘options appraisal’ process, which will consider different regeneration options for the future of these blocks.
  • Once we begin this process (expected to be Summer 2020), we will consult with residents using a variety of methods, including exhibitions, public meetings, drop-in surgeries, one-to-one meetings etc.
  • An options appraisal process typically takes 6-12 months to complete and considers a range of options for the future. These include (among others) refurbishment, full and partial redevelopment and a ‘business as usual’ approach. No decision has been made on which option will be taken forward.
  • We expect that a final ‘preferred’ option will be chosen at the end based on resident opinion and financial/planning viability. If that option involves redevelopment or refurbishment, then the proposal will be put to a resident vote or ‘ballot', before being developed further in preparation for a planning application.

Useful downloads

Letters

Introduction to the Regeneration team August 2019

Update March 2020

Consultation materials

Resident Questionnaire

New Mill Newsletters

December 2019

February 2020

Contact us

We are always happy to hear from you and to answer any questions you may have. For more information please contact the project team:

You can also contact:

  • Mike Tyrrell, Independent Resident Advocate, on 07958 225 416 or email mike@puttingresidentsfirst.co.uk.
  • New Mill,Independent Resident Advisors for the project:
Kedge House, Starboard Way and Winch House

We own and manage 72 homes in Kedge House, Starboard Way and Winch House on the Barkantine Estate. We are currently working with residents and consultants to consider different options for the future of these blocks.

What has happened so far?

In 2017

An independent stock condition survey suggested that Kedge House, Starboard Way and Winch House may benefit from change.

In 2018

This view was supported by feedback we gathered from residents during our day-to-day work as a landlord and through a number of resident events. Kedge House, in particular, has a number of long-standing maintenance issues that will be difficult to fully repair without considerable work to the entire building. Residents also told us that they have ongoing concerns about anti-social behaviour and security. This led us to consider these three blocks for regeneration.

In 2019

Residents appointed a steering group of tenants and leaseholders from across the three blocks. All volunteers, they are committed to making sure residents are at the heart of any possible regeneration.

The steering group appointed:

  • Architects - PRP Architects LLP
  • An independent advisor - Ray Coyle from Open Communities, who will work with them and us to complete an options appraisal.
  • Mike Tyrrell, former CEO of Tower Hamlets Community Housing as a residents' advocate, whose role is to represent and support residents throughout the option appraisal process.

In January 2020

The options appraisal process began. It is expected to take 6 to 12 months to complete.

What happens next?

Several resident events (including exhibitions, meetings, drop in surgeries and one-to-one meetings with the project team) will take place to gather people’s thoughts on possible options for the future. These options include refurbishment, full and partial redevelopment and a ‘business as usual’ approach.

No decision has been made on which option will be taken forward. A number of options will be developed and we expect that a final ‘preferred’ option will be chosen at the end based on resident opinion and financial/planning viability.

If that option involves redevelopment or refurbishment then the proposal will be put to a resident vote or ‘ballot’; before being developed further in preparation for a planning application.

Useful Downloads

Consultation materials

Getting to know you survey June 2019

Event 1 Boards October 2019

Event 1 Feedback Report December 2019

Event 2 Boards December 2019

Event 2 Your existing home board December 2019

Event 2 Feedback Report January 2020

Event 3 Virtual Exhibition Boards May 2020

Event 3 Example flat layouts May 2020

Event 3 Feedback Report July 2020

Event 4 Virtual Exhibition Boards August 2020

Event 4 Feedback Report October 2020

Contact us

We are always happy to hear from you and to answer any questions you may have. For more information please contact the project team:

You can also contact:

Island Newsletters