Telford Homes Developments and Poplar HARCA
The creation of new pocket parks and spaces for residents to enjoy along the way. Highway improvements and traffic calming to enhance the pedestrian environment.
The introduction of shared space streets remodelling of pedestrian connections
between the site, All Saints DLR Station and the Poplar Baths landmark site .
Water sensitive urban design techniques to manage storm water run-off. An extensive street tree planting strategy and roof space strategy has been laid out to enhance biodiversity in the dense urban context, whilst offering a verdant backdrop to street spaces and upper-level amenity.
THE POWER OF REGENERATION
The site of the first purpose-built pedestrian shopping area in the UK was designed as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain by Frederick Gibberd. The area is well known for its prominent clock tower and geometric grid pattern.
Located in East London’s Poplar, the area has suffered from deprivation for several decades, but is about to embark on a major mixed-use regeneration scheme. Telford Homes Developments and Poplar HARCA have signed an agreement to deliver the regeneration of the area, with a range of improved housing stock, community facilities and an extensive public realm improvement framework. The public realm improvements include:
a remodelled market square, designed with flexibly to accommodate daily markets and a calendar of seasonal non-market events such as:
Film Festival / Open-air Cinema / Theatre /
Live Concerts / Vintage Fair / seasonal Ice Rink /
Chinese New Year / Eid Festival.