New council flats & community space

The low-rise 1960s buildings of Dame Colet Court and Haileybury Youth Centre at the junction of Ben Jonson Road and Stepney High Street were identified as suitable for higher density redevelopment to meet local demand for more housing and improved amenities.

The challenges of this project included accommodating 40 new council flats and a new multi-use community and sporting facility, within a tight, urban site while respecting the adjacent Grade I Listed St Dunstan’s Church.

Dame Colet Court & Haileybury Youth Centre

With a population in excess of 250,000 people in a land area of only 8 square miles, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets is one of the fastest growing parts of Britain and also one of the most densely populated.

In response to the growing need for affordable rented housing, the council has identified underused sites from within its own land portfolio suitable for the construction of new public housing and improved community, sporting and social facilities.

New youth centre

The new youth centre at Dame Colet Court will bring a welcome space for the youth of the community to call their own.

This new youth centre, near the new homes and the regenerated baths facility, will assist in meeting the council’s vision of ‘A great place to live’.

Guildmore is working closely with the Tower Hamlets council to make Tower Hamlets a place where people are proud to live, work and study. We aim to achieve quality affordable housing, located in a clean and safe neighbourhood, served by well-connected travel facilities and within easy access of services and community facilities.