Bouygues UK has been selected by Tower Hamlets council to transform a previously unused patch of land, known as the Limehouse Triangle, into a 17-unit affordable housing development over eight storeys.
Locksley D is the fourth phase of a £37.1 million project to deliver 94 council homes.
The development will comprise a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments for local people, including families, on the housing register. Construction works on site are expected to begin in March 2021, with completion anticipated for November 2022.
Locksley D is the fourth new-build affordable housing development that Bouygues UK is delivering within Tower Hamlets, with the previous three sites, Locksley A, Jubilee Street and Baroness Road, completed and occupied.
Bouygues UK is also transforming the former Royal London Hospital site in Whitechapel into the borough’s new Town Hall.
Rob Bradley, CEO of Bouygues UK said: “Having recently completed three affordable housing projects for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, we are excited to build on this track record of delivering new, high-quality homes for local residents through Locksley D. We’re proud of our commitment to Tower Hamlets, which has been reflected in the local employment and apprenticeship opportunities we have created through our construction programmes, and we look forward to delivering further on the borough’s commitment to build more housing.”
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “We’re delighted to see this project move forward as we work towards delivering 2,000 new council homes in the borough.
“We realise the huge demand for good quality, affordable homes for residents.
“This development will be 100 per cent affordable with seventeen new homes including six family-sized homes and two which will be wheelchair-accessible.”