Blackwall Reach is an exemplary housing led, mixed use and mixed tenure regeneration project led by Swan Housing Association in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
(LBTH) and the Greater London Authority (GLA). It is transforming a key area part of the East End of London.
When complete the £500m regeneration will have created 1,575 much needed new homes, an expanded school, replacement faith building, commercial premises, high quality open spaces and community facilities amongst other economic and social benefits. Swan Housing Association and its partners are confident that Blackwall Reach will create a truly lasting and positive transformation of a previously underused and neglected area of London sited within the shadow of Canary Wharf in the London Docklands.
Blackwall Reach is replacing 252 existing poor-quality residential units, car parks and warehouses with high quality new homes, 50% of which are affordable, and bringing real benefits to the local community who have all been given the opportunity to remain. The Regeneration Area encompasses the Robin Hood Gardens Estate. The regeneration is centred around the Millennium Green, a green space which will be revitalised to offer a new urban park crossed by a network of communal pedestrian pathways linking the area to the local transport infrastructure.
Following a bespoke land disposal deal with LBTH and the GLA, the project is entirely self-funded; the affordable and social rented homes and the substantial community benefits are cross funded from the sale of private homes being built at Blackwall Reach.