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Former East Ham cottages transformed into flats

PUBLISHED: 15:14 25 August 2016

Cllr Ted Sparrowhawk, Deborah Hindson, director of financial sustainability, Kent Taylor, finance director of Red Door Ventures and Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham

Cllr Ted Sparrowhawk, Deborah Hindson, director of financial sustainability, Kent Taylor, finance director of Red Door Ventures and Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham

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Three former firefighters' cottages have been transformed into six new flats.

The homes, part of Red Door Ventures, were unveiled by the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, yesterday.

Located next to the old fire station in Nelson Street, East Ham, they are the latest in the council-owned company’s portfolio to be completed.

Red Door Ventures aims to build at least 3,000 new homes over the next few years, with all available to Newham residents at market rent.

Sir Robin Wales said: “These properties have already been let out showing there is a clear demand for these homes.

“Red Door Ventures directly addresses the lack of high quality homes in the borough as making a commercial return for the council, which can be invested in other services.

“I am proud of what this company has achieved so far and with even more schemes already in the pipeline, I look forward to seeing it continue to grow.”

The Nelson Street development has seen the company work with Ranne Creative Interiors to restore each cottage with modern kitchens and bathrooms.

The homes were also designed to be energy efficient.

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chair of Red Door Ventures, said: “With home ownership in London at its lowest level since 1986, these apartments are providing people with an alternative rental offering of high quality homes managed by a trustworthy landlord.”

Kent Taylor, finance director for Red Door Ventures, added: “We are delighted that the Mayor of Newham was able to officially mark the completion of our latest development.

“The demand for these quality homes has been strongly confirmed by the fact that all of these stunning new homes have been let prior to completion, with new tenants moving in next month.”

Other Red Door developments include Moda in Abbey Road, Stratford, which was launched last year and Libra Road, Plaistow, which is currently being built.

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