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Homes set to be built on disused East Ham community centre site

PUBLISHED: 17:55 10 March 2017

Artist's impression of the Town Hall Annexe redevelopment (Picture: Puttock Brown)

Artist's impression of the Town Hall Annexe redevelopment (Picture: Puttock Brown)

Puttock Brown

Permission to replace a former community centre and the town hall's annexe with 185 new homes has been unanimously approved.

Newham Council’s strategic development committee gave the nod to the two East Ham sites, which will be redeveloped by Red Door Ventures.

The proposal for the Town Hall Annexe site, on Barking Road, will see the historic building’s shell retained, with 37 new homes and a ground floor cafe built inside it.

The disused Brian Didsbury Centre, on the adjacent Didsbury Close, will be demolished and replaced with 148 homes across two seven storey buildings.

These will be designed to match the architecture of the annexe building, which will act as a public gateway to connect people to a landscaped courtyard.

Across the two sites, which have been designed by dRMM architects, 47 homes will be designated as affordable.

Kent Taylor, managing director of Red Door Ventures, said: “The planning permission for Town Hall Annexe represents another significant step for the company in providing high quality rented homes that will make people want to stay within the borough.

“The scheme will also provide additional affordable homes within the local community.”

The application will now be referred to the Mayor of London for final approval.

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