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?
An independent stock condition survey suggested that Kedge House, Starboard Way and Winch House may benefit from change.
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.
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.
Consultation and presentation material
Options appraisal consultation materials (June 2019 – April 2021)
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
March 2021 newsletter - ballot and commitments
29 March newsletter – Design standards
7 April newsletter – Commitments and charges
Service Charge estimates April 2021
Council Tax estimates April 2021
Energy estimates April 2021
Options appraisal report (April 2021)
Chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3, chapter 4, chapter 5, chapter 6, chapter 7, chapter 8, chapter 9, chapter 10, chapter 11, chapter 12, chapter 13, chapter 14, chapter 15, chapter 16, chapter 17, chapter 18, chapter 19, chapter 20, chapter 21, chapter 22, chapter 23, chapter 24, chapter 25, chapter 26.
Our offer to residents (April 2021)
Our Offer to residents April 2021
Detailed design stage
In May 2021 we wrapped up the Options Appraisal process with the resident ballot. This asked residents of the estate ‘are you in favour of the proposal for the regeneration of Kedge House, Starboard Way and Winch house?’ 94% of eligible voters took part in the ballot with 88% voting in favour of the full redevelopment scenario.
Following this clear direction from residents, we have now begun the detailed design stage. This will involve working with residents and the project team to work up a full redevelopment option in more detail and proceed to apply to the borough for planning permission.
Event 1 Exhibition Boards November 2021
We are always happy to hear from you and to answer any questions you may have. For more information please contact the project team:
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