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.
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
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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